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Saint-Ursanne

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Saint-Ursanne is a small village located on the Doubs river in Canton Jura, Switzerland. Saint-Ursanne is noted for the its highly picturesque old town located in a peaceful rural area.

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Saint-Ursanne is serviced by train from Delémont. The station is 10-15 minutes walk from the old town.

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Saint-Ursanne is small enough to walk around and see the sights easily.

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The most famous feature of Saint-Ursanne is its town centre with many buildings dating back from the middle ages. The town is quite small and there is a walking map available from the tourist office, which will bring you around to see all the sights.

  • 1 Collegiate Church. Part of this church and its cloister date back to the 10th century.
  • 2 Hermitage of Ursicinus. This is dedicated to the hermit Ursicinus who is said to have lived here in the 6th century. A monastery was built in his name and that is also where the town got its name from.

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Hike, or bike along the river or through the hills.

Canoe down the river Doubs.

Trout Fishing

  • Les Médiévales. The medieval festival takes place in Saint-Ursanne every other year (odd years) during the second weekend in July. Fr. 18/12 depending on the day.

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