Nestled in an unspoilt natural setting on the banks of the Doubs river, the small medieval town of Saint-Ursanne has preserved its treasures.

St-Ursanne. © Reto Duriet
Pearl of the Jura

The Saint-Jean Népomucène bridge, renovated in 2016, and three gates are the only access ways to the old town. Lovingly called the “Pearl of the Jura”, the town boasts a remarkable historic heritage, including the collegiate church and cloister dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, respectively.

Numerous art galleries and antique shops line the town’s streets, and a medieval garden invites you to discover formerly used medicinal plants and vegetable patches. 

Activities in the heart of nature

An ideal starting point for a number of nature outings, the region offers a wide variety of activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing  or paragliding.

Good to know

Good to know
    • The brochure "City walks" is a 1-hour itinerary for visiting the town on foot. Available at the tourist offices.
    • Also take a look at the section on visiting the town for guided tours.
    • A medieval garden composed of a dozen of boxes features a hundred classified flowers and plants that were used in medieval times.
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Fun & Adventure | "The free Drallo app offers a new way to explore the outdoors. Simply download the app and get started. You will be guided through St-Ursanne via GPS and learn more about the medieval town. Make new discoveries along the way and prepare for an adventure-filled, fun-packed experience. A surprise awaits you at the end of the tour if you answer all the questions correctly."

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