Forêt de Chaux

Dole
Franche Comté
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

France's second largest forest stretches across over 20,000 hectares between the Doubs and Loue rivers to the east of Dole. Rich in wildlife, with a good population of deer and wild boar as well as foxes, badgers and weasels, the forest plays its part in the local folklore of myths and legends. Forest trails offer great walking opportunities for hikers and there are many villages and towns to explore all around. The enchanting caves of the Grottes d'Osselle, and the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans are nearby on the forest edge.

 

Nearby attractions

The Fine Arts Museum in Dole contains local and regional archaeological exhibits as well as collections of French and foreign paintings from the 15th to the 19th century.

Containing many of Pasteur's personal souvenirs such as family portraits and a picture of the shepherd who Pasteur famously saved using his anti-rabies treatment, Louis Pasteur's house sits on the beautiful bank sof the...

A small museum where you can learn all about the wines of the Jura, the Musée de la Vigne et du Vin has a particular focus on the unusual Vin Jaune.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon is located in part of the Ducal Palace. It contains, among other things, ducal kitchens dating back to the mid-15th century, and a substantial collection of European paintings from Roman times...

Places to visit nearby

Dole in Franche Comté is a pretty town with an historical centre that is set in the beautiful countryside of the Doubs valley.

Arbois in Franche Comté is the capital of the renowned Jura wines and is the perfect base for exploring the stunning natural environment of mountains, gorges, caves and waterfalls in the area.

Dijon in Burgundy is the historic seat of the Dukes of Burgundy and has a rich medieval heritage.