Need a break in the country? Baume les Dames and the surrounding region is the perfect place. You'll love the lush green valleys and cliffs, but also the local heritage, culinary specialities and craftsmanship. There really is something for everyone! This is also the ideal playground in which to enjoy all sorts of outdoor pursuits such as climbing, hiking and cycling.

View video of a weekend in and around Baume les Dames

Day 1 - morning

Hikes and picnics in the Cusancin valley

Set off for a walk amid the lush greenery of the lovely Cusancin valley, a true haven of peace! Near Baume-les Dames, this little green gem stretching as far as the eye can see is dotted with tranquil villages and follows a river where anglers and fine gourmets can fish for trout. A popular site among nature lovers!

At the bottom of this valley you'll find 2 sources:

Next, be sure to make the walk to the Saint Erminfroi chapel! From its rocky spur, this chapel offers a stunning view over the valley and forest. Perfect for recharging your batteries!

More info about the Cusancin valley

Focus on the hiking itinerary

This 12km trail takes about 4 hours. It leads along the River Cusancin and up to the Saint-Erminfroi chapel.

Practical info

Vallée du Cusancin.
Chantal Meyer
Vallée du Cusancin. Chantal Meyer
Pique nique à la source Verte
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Pique nique à la source Verte Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Vue depuis la chapelle Saint Ermenfroi.
Crédit photos Véronique Viprey
Vue depuis la chapelle Saint Ermenfroi. Crédit photos Véronique Viprey
Vue depuis la chapelle Saint Ermenfroi.
Véronique Viprey
Vue depuis la chapelle Saint Ermenfroi. Véronique Viprey
Vallée du Cusancin
Chantal Meyer -
Vallée du Cusancin Chantal Meyer -
Randonnée vallée du cusancin
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Randonnée vallée du cusancin Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Day 1 - afternoon

Climbing excursion in Baume les Dames

In this valley there's nothing easier than taking to the heights, thanks to the 460 climbing routes to be found in Baume les Dames and Laissey! There are routes to suit every preference and level, from novice to experienced climber.

In the company of a climbing instructor, or in a one-to-one confrontation with the rock face, you'll discover the joys of climbing in the great outdoors! So grab your harness and prepare for a highly enjoyable ascent.

The region's climbing routes

 

Tips for beginners

So you're no specialist? Call upon the services of Quentin Steiner, a guide from Terrains d'Aventures. In summer, the Tourist Office organises climbing excursions supervised by the man himself.

Practical info on guided climbing excursions

Falaise d’escalade de Sous Buen à Baume les Dames
Veronique Viprey - OT Baume les Dames
Falaise d’escalade de Sous Buen à Baume les Dames Veronique Viprey - OT Baume les Dames
Falaise d’escalade de Sous Buen à Baume les Dames
@Gilles Blanchon (3)
Falaise d’escalade de Sous Buen à Baume les Dames @Gilles Blanchon (3)
Falaise d’escalade de Sous Buen à Baume les Dames
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Falaise d’escalade de Sous Buen à Baume les Dames Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Day 2 - morning

Visit to Baume les Dames

Walking in the historical centre

The characterful town of Baume les Dames is an invitation to wander and take the time to explore the picturesque streets. A discovery trail leads step by step to the church of St. Martin, the house with a turret, the private mansion of the Lords of Neufchâtel, and of course the Abbey.

More info on the town's discovery trail

Tour of the traditional typography studio, Affiche Moilkan

During your visit to the historical centre, be sure to stop at the Affiche Moilkan artisanal printing studio, which specialises in typography and lino printing techniques. As the name suggests, the Affiche Moilkan studio creates… posters ("affiches" in French) and is fond of wordplay.

Step inside for an authentic moment of shared discussion and learn about this unique and colourful world of humour. The artistic couple in charge have a motto:

 Ici on ne Déprime pas, On imprime ! (We don't get depressed, we just print!)

Practical info about this studio visit

Tip

Tour with a human guide or a mobile app?

Possibility of visiting the town on a guided tour organised by the Tourist Office in July and August. Alternatively, you can visit independently at your own pace, with the help of Izi.travel, a free downloadable app that transforms your smartphone into an audioguide.

Visite touristique de la ville de Baume-les-Dames
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Visite touristique de la ville de Baume-les-Dames Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Visite à pied de Baume les Dames
Michel_JOLY__BFC_Tourisme
Visite à pied de Baume les Dames Michel_JOLY__BFC_Tourisme
Maison à tourelle, Baume les Dames
Chantal Meyer
Maison à tourelle, Baume les Dames Chantal Meyer
Atelier de typographie à Baume-les-Dames
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Atelier de typographie à Baume-les-Dames Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme
Visite affiche Moilkan Baume les Dames
Mizenboite - BFC Tourisme
Visite affiche Moilkan Baume les Dames Mizenboite - BFC Tourisme
Day 2 - Afternoon

Bike ride on the Eurovélo 6 cycle path

What better way to visit a valley than by bike? The EuroVélo 6 is a long-distance itinerary stretching between the city of Nantes and the Black Sea. Ideal for safely exploring along this greenway leading along the River Doubs and across spectacular settings amid the lush greenery of this bucolic and unspoilt valley.

Download the Eurovélo 6 brochure (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté sections of the itinerary)

Recommended restaurants and accommodation

Our favourite places

En résumé
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