15 Best Things To Do in Dole, France [With Photos]

By Fatima Turla September 17th, 2020 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

Are you planning to travel to Dole, France soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Dole with suggested tours!

Weekend in Dole, France How to Spend 3 Days 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.

15 Best Things To Do in Dole, France
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15 Things to do in Dole, France

1. Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole


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An architecturally beautiful cathedral that deserves a visit. Collegiate Notre-Dame de Dole is a huge church located in the middle of the city. It was built in 1509 and finished in 1574. It is very picturesque inside and out that’s why a lot of tourists love going to this place, and you should too!

2. Vieux Dole


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With the serene atmosphere of this place, a lovely walk would be perfect. A lot of flowers, beautiful old buildings, cafes, and restaurants. You can never go wrong in Vieux Dole. Once you visit Dole, France, this place should be on your top list.

3. La Fontaine aux Lepreux

Quite difficult to find since it seems like a tunnel. It is surrounded by buildings and you have to walk down a path to see an old pool. It is recommended for a quick visit.

4. Hotel-Dieu De Dole


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Hotel-Dieu De Dole was a former hospital that was built in 1613. It served as a hospital until 1992. But now it houses the municipal archives and the media library of the city. Because of its rich history and magnificent architecture, a lot of tourists go here and explore the whole building.

5. Place aux Fleurs


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A very beautiful place to take a rest. There are a fountain and a bench in case you’re tired of walking. With the serene atmosphere and a beautiful view, Place aux Fleurs is perfect for a rest day either with your friends, family, or partner. 

6. Maison Natale de Louis Pasteur


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The birthplace of the French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist Louis Pasteur. By visiting this small museum, you’d get to understand how this scientist spent his childhood. You’d also see most of his father’s work. Such an informative place to be.

7. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dole


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A museum of Fine Arts and Archeology. It was founded in 1821 and contains various exhibitions. If you’re the type of person who loves this kind of art, then this museum is a must-visit. 

8. Jardin Botanique des Chevannes

This small but gorgeous garden is a must-visit in Dole, France. If you’re into gardens, flowers, and plants then you should add this to your bucket list! It is recommended to visit this garden in summer since the flowers become more colorful that it is difficult not to take pictures.

9. Eglise Saint-Jean-l’Evangeliste


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It’s a small church that has unique sculptures. It also has a modern architecture that would really capture everyone’s eyes. It doesn’t take a lot of time to visit this church. A quick one is enough to admire how it was beautifully made.

10. Cours Saint-Mauris


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Feel the breeze as you stroll through this place. The ambiance is really relaxing and calm that your Dole trip would really be memorable. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the sight that you will see is very stunning. 

11. Jardin de Landon

Jardin de Landon is a private garden and inside, you can see rare species. It is perfectly maintained, and you’d get to learn the name of each plant. It is recommended to visit during the summer for a better view of the garden.

12. Aquaparc Isis

There are a lot of activities prepared for tourists, so you’ll surely enjoy swimming here. If you decided to go here, please remember that wearing shorts is not allowed.

13. Le Circuit du Chat Perche

Beautiful circuit, it is really fun to visit all the interesting corners of the city. The entire ensemble, church, the square everything fits together and is extremely appealing. It is a must-visit.

14. Fresque Ces femmes et ces hommes qui ont fait l’histoire de Dole

Very beautiful and realistic paintings in the building! You would really be amazed when you visit here. The paintings look so colorful and perfectly done. 

15. Foret de Chaux


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The Forest of Chaux is the second largest forest in France. The forest was used as an energy source at the beginning of industrialization. Inside, there are many hiking trails. This forest is really picturesque and sometimes almost scary.

16. Find accommodation in Dole, France

Extra Tip: Check out Plumguide for the best holiday homes and vacation rentals in France.

These are the possible things you can do in Dole, France. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! Pack your things and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Dole.

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. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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About the Writer

Fatima Turla2Hi 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.