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Dole

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Dole is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, of which it is a subprefecture.HistoryDole was the capital of Franche-Comté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parlement from Dole to Besançon. The university, founded by Duke Philippe le Bon of Burgundy in 1422, was also transferred to Besançon at that time.In January 1573, Gilles Garnier was put to death after being found guilty of lycanthropy and witchcraft. He had confessed of murdering and cannibalizing four young children.The 1995 film, Happiness Is in the Field, was set in Dole.GeographyDole is located on the Doubs River. The commune has a land area of 38.38km2.PopulationIt is the largest commune in Jura, although the préfecture is Lons-le-Saunier.
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Church
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Vieux Dole
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Hotel-Dieu De Dole
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fountain
La Fontaine aux Lepreux
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Dole

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Landmark
La Citadelle de Besancon Besancon
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Cascades du Hérisson Menetrux-en-Joux
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Architectural Building
Monastere Royal de Brou Bourg-en-Bresse
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Dole

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Science Museum
Maison natale de Louis Pasteur
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Forest
Foret de Chaux
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dole
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Dole

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Historic Site
Baraques du 14
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Mont-Roland
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Eglise Saint-Jean-l'Evangeliste
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Dole

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Garden
Jardin Botanique des Chevannes
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Jardin de Landon
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Cours Saint-Mauris
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Dole

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Farmers Market
Marche Couvert de Dole
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

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