Discover Pontarlier

Pontarlier is situated in the Doubs department of Franche-Comte, in the east of France. This picturesque city is renowned for its 18th century architecture and its scenic hillsides. It offers visitors a unique combination of activities to suit all tastes and styles.

Exploring Pontarlier's rich cultural heritage, visitors will find its narrow winding streets lined with traditional buildings and monuments to explore including the Grand Place, the Tower Gate and many churches. There is also an abundance of museums such as Musee Francois Pompon that offer insight into Pontarlier's history. The city plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year including 'La Fete de la Biere' where travellers can sample some local beer specialities accompanied by regional cuisine in charming settings.

The natural beauty surrounding Pontarlier is not to be missed with its mountain lakes, high peaks, spectacular rocky terrain and stunning flora displays ideal for walking or cycling trips in summer months. Visitors may also enjoy watersports on Lake Saint Point or take a boat trip upriver on La Loue for an unforgettable adventure through nature..