11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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11 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Treigny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Montbard
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Besancon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Dole
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Beaune
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Treigny

Treigny ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at La Ferme du Chateau, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, and then step into the grandiose world of Guédelon.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Treigny itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Treigny is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Treigny, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Treigny, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint-Fargeau
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Guédelon ©
Guédelon
La Ferme du Chateau ©
La Ferme du Chateau
Chateau de Saint-Fargeau ©
Chateau de Saint-Fargeau

2
nights
Montbard

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Abbaye de Fontenay, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de l'Auxois, then walk around Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan, and finally have fun and explore at Musee des nourrices et des enfants de l'Assistance publique. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, learn about winemaking at Chablis Vititours, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee du Chevalier d'Eon.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montbard vacation planner.

You can drive from Treigny to Montbard in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Montbard are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Besancon.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Musee des nourrices et des enfants de l'Assistance publique, Chablis Vititours, Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan, Chateau Ancy-le Franc, Musee du Chevalier d'Eon
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Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Parc de l'Auxois ©
Parc de l'Auxois

3
nights
Besancon

Besancon ©
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Family-friendly places like Dino-Zoo and Lac de Chalain will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Besancon: La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains), Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux) and Belvedere des Quatre Lacs (in La Chaux-du-Dombief). There's much more to do: make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon, Head underground at Grottes des Moidons, snap pictures at Pont des Capucins, and take in the waterfront at Quai Vauban.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Besancon day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Montbard to Besancon takes 2.5 hours. In August in Besancon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dole.

Things to do in Besancon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lac de Chalain, La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Belvedere des Quatre Lacs, Pont des Capucins, Cascades du Hérisson
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Cascades du Hérisson ©
Cascades du Hérisson
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Dino-Zoo
Lac de Chalain ©
Lac de Chalain

1
night
Dole

Dole ©
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a splash at Aquaparc Isis, admire the local landmark of La Fontaine aux Lepreux, then make a trip to Hotel-Dieu De Dole, then make a trip to Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieux Dole.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dole tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Besancon to Dole takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Dole can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Dole

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aquaparc Isis
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Aquaparc Isis ©
Aquaparc Isis
Vieux Dole ©
Vieux Dole
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole ©
Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole

3
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaune: La Roche de Solutre (in Solutre-Pouilly), Dijon (Place de la Liberation, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, & more) and Touroparc Zoo (in Romaneche-Thorins). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny, and admire the striking features of Monastere Royal de Brou.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaune trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dole to Beaune takes an hour. August in Beaune sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Beaune

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Dijon, Abbey of Cluny, Monastere Royal de Brou, La Roche de Solutre, Touroparc Zoo
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Touroparc Zoo ©
Touroparc Zoo
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Owl's Trail