"Dole - former capital of Franche Comté" Dole by himalia11
Dole Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 49 photos
Dole is a charming town in the Doubs department, 57 km west of Besançon and 53 km south-east of Dijon. It once was the captial of Franche Comté until the late 17th century when Besançon took over that role.
Dole is located on the Doubs river (pronounced "dew") and the Rhine-Rhône-Canal and is a popular stop for those traveling by houseboat. That's how we came to Dole, and we found this a so nice place that we stayed a whole day there.
When coming by car, you'll find several signed car parks, one directly opposite of the harbour. Dole also can be reached by train and there's an airport nearby (Airport Dole-Tavaux).
You'll also see remains of the Roman times in Dole: On the Doubs river, you'll see the arcs of an old Roman bridge. You... more travel advice
Dole has a harbour at the Rhine-Rhône-Canal which is located below the old town. You hear find the boat rental company... more travel advice
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