Weekend in Dole, France: How to Spend 3 Days in Dole, France

By Fatima Turla October 7th, 2021 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Dole?  Read our tips below on the things to do in Dole, France plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try!

15 Best Things To Do in Dole, France
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The birthplace of one of the greatest scientists Louis Pasteur. Dole, France is surely a place to visit. From its great and informative museum to its rich history, Dole deserves to be a part of your bucket list. Let’s explore more about this awesome city in France by listing all the things that one can do or visit while they’re staying here.

Weekend in Dole, France How to Spend 3 Days in Dole, France
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3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Dole, France

Day 1 – Weekend Guide to Dole, France

 

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Collegiale Notre-Dame de DoleOn your first day, don’t miss one of the most popular attractions in Dole, France. This cathedral is very beautiful, a good way to start your weekend getaway!

Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Dole, France

 

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Hotel-Dieu De DoleStart your second day by visiting and learning through this former hospital that is now a museum. Learn more about this historical building, go and visit here!

 

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Maison Natale de Louis PasteurYour second day should be a day of learning. Visit this museum. This is the birthplace of the late scientist Louis Pasteur. Very interesting and informative!

Day 3 – Weekend Guide to Dole, France

Jardin Botanique des Chevannes Make your last day colorful, this small garden has a lot of beautiful flowers that are relaxing to look at. A very picturesque place with a nice and gorgeous view!

Where to Stay in Dole, France

(Prices are subject to change depending on the dates that you preferred. Visit the official website to check more accommodation and price)

Where to Stay in Dole, France if you’re a backpacker

hotelF1 Dole

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Located in the center of Dole, the F1 Dole hotel offers basic comfort accommodation and a buffet breakfast every morning. It is just a 5-minute drive from the A36 motorway. Decorated in a simple style, this room features a TV. The bathroom facilities are shared and a hairdryer is also available. Guests can purchase microfibre towels at the hotel at an extra cost of EUR 3 each. After enjoying the all-you-can-eat breakfast, guests can visit Auxonne just a 20-minute drive away.  The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access throughout and free private parking is possible on site.

Price: Starts at $48 per night for Triple Room with Shared Bathroom, plus $1 taxes and charges, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.

LE PASTEUR – Superdole

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

LE PASTEUR – Superdole in Dole features accommodation with free WiFi, 600 m from The Museum of Fine Arts of Dole, 1.1 km from Birthplace – Pasteur museum and 4 km from Isis aquatic park. This apartment has 1 bedroom, a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom with a shower. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 8 km from the apartment.

Price: Starts at $52 per night for Apartment, plus $23 for taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.

Campanile Dole

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Hotel Campanile is 2 kilometers from the center of the Dole and the train station. It sits 5 kilometers from the Dole-Tavaux Airport and is directly accessible from the A36 motorway. Guestrooms are modern and functional and equipped with en suite facilities and free Wi-Fi internet access. They provide you with a practical living space for your stopover or short stay in the area. Enjoy the full buffet breakfast served daily or regional and traditional cuisine served in the friendly atmosphere of the hotel’s restaurant.

Price: Starts at $58 per night for Next Generation Double Room, plus $1 taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.

Where to Stay in Dole, France if you’re on a budget

Péniche Chambre d’hôtes 

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

 

Featuring a bar, a shared lounge, and a terrace, péniche Chambre d’hôtes offers accommodation in Dole with free WiFi and city views. The property was built in 1952 and has accommodation with a patio. Boasting river views, the bed and breakfast have a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a seating area, a wardrobe, and 1 bathroom. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.

Price: Starts $83 per night for Double Room with Private Bathroom, plus $0 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.

Chez Sophie

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Offering free WiFi and garden views, Chez Sophie provides accommodation located in Dole, just 1.9 km from Birthplace – Pasteur museum. This apartment comes with 1 bedroom, a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom with a shower. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 10 km from Chez Sophie.

Price: Starts at $83 per night for Apartment, plus $2 for taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.

Le Vendôme Superdole

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

The apartment is composed of 1 bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and 1 bathroom. A flat-screen TV is offered. Bed linen and towels are provided. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 7 km from the apartment.

Price: Starts at $85 per night for Superior Apartment, plus $23 for taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.

Where to Stay in Dole, France if you want Luxury

Au Moulin des Ecorces

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Featuring a restaurant, bar, and free WiFi, Au Moulin des Ecorces is set in Dole, 1.1 km from Birthplace – Pasteur museum and 1.3 km from The museum of fine arts of Dole. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has river views, and guests can enjoy access to a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy city views. At the hotel, all rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The units feature a wardrobe. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 9 km from the accommodation.

Price: Starts at $144 per night for Double Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.

Résidence Pasteur

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Offering free WiFi and city views, Résidence Pasteur is an accommodation set in Dole, just 200 m from Birthplace – Pasteur museum and 1.1 km from The Museum of Fine Arts of Dole. This apartment is fitted with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom with a bath. Isis aquatic park is 3.4 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 9 km from Résidence Pasteur.

Price: Starts at $128 per night for Apartment, plus $2 for taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.

Chez Hugo 

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Boasting a garden and a terrace, Chez Hugo features accommodation in Dole with free WiFi and garden views. The holiday home is 5 km from Isis aquatic park. The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a kettle, and 1 bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV is available. The nearest airport is Dole – Jura Airport, 11 km from the accommodation.

Price: Starts at $128 per night for Three-Bedroom House, plus $3 for taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.

List of restaurants that you can try while in Dole, France

Le Gustalin

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Offers French and European cuisine. Experience great food and great service in this restaurant.

Operating hours: 

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Tue-Thu)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Tue-Sat)
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Fri-Sat)

Address: Entree 1 1 rue Antoine Brun, 39100 Dole, France

La Chaumiere

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

A restaurant that serves French and European cuisine. You’d definitely enjoy eating your favorite French cuisine while dining in this stylish restaurant.

Operating hours: 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM (Mon-Sat) and 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Tue-Fri)
Address: 346 avenue du Marechal Juin, 39100 Dole, France

O P’tit Comtois

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

Serves French cuisine. A hidden gem in Dole, France! Never miss the chance to eat in this elegant restaurant.

Operating hours: 

  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Mon-Tue)
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Thu-Sat)

Address: 9 rue du Sergent Arney, 39100 Dole, France

Restaurant IIDA-YA

Weekend Trip to Dole, France

A Japanese restaurant. Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in town. Don’t forget to visit this place when you’re in Dole, France.

Operating hours: 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM / 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: 18 rue du Sergent Arney, 39100 Dole, France

La Florentine

Serves Italian cuisine. Try some of Italy’s best food in this restaurant. Every dish is really worth your penny.

Operating hours: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: 12 rue Marcel Ayme, 39100 Dole, France

How to go to Dole, France from the UK

Via Ryanair: (one way)

*From London Stansted to Dole, France

Ticket Price: £39.99

* Prices are subject to change. 

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Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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