"Ornans Gem of the Loue Valley France" Ornans by Adagio1
Ornans Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 9 photos
Lovely and secluded Ornans is situated on the Loue River and is a famous for its trout fishing. The population is between 4,000 and 5,000. The drive into Ornans is breathtaking with views of the Loue and craggy limestone canyons. Do try and use the many D roads that lead to Ornans
This is not a town for large groups or someone wanting manufactured entertainment. The little town clings to the Loue river with many old houses embedded in the banks of the river which gives a surreal Venetian feel about the place without the crowds. Ornans is famous also for its inventor of the Vernier gauage and the painter Courbet. I love to wander across the bridges of Ornans an hour or so after sunrise and just on sunset where spectacular photo opportunities abound.
Unless you are into trout fishing I would suggest two nights in Ornans would be sufficient for the tourist that has other locations to see in a limited time frame. The Hotel De France, main street, is the place to stay if you enjoy good food and a provincial atmosphere. The two brothers who run the establishment are more inclined to discuss that night's menu than your room requirements. Splurge at the meal times you will not be disappointed. Your time here should be for absorbing the unique calm atmosphere and ambience of this wonderful village.
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