When we went to Eastern France for Christmas in 2019 we went travelling to a lot of different places and one of the areas we went to was Dole. Dole is located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region, in the department of Jura. It was the capital of the region until Louis XIV conquered the area and moved it to Besancon. The town is located on the Doubs River and it’s famous past residents include microbiologists Louis Pasteur and pioneer dancer Suzanne Douvillier. Dole is also twinned with Northwich in England.
So, why should you visit Dole? Well for tourists there is actually a lot that you can do as it is a city full of art and history. There are a lot of walks you can do, fine art museums and even a 16th century Notre Dame Collegiate church.
When we went to Dole it was very quiet and I think it was because it was freezing cold. We spent a lot of time there walking around the town and the thing I loved about it was that it was so picturesque and quaint. Some of my favourite photos from the holiday were from this area because it was so pretty.