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Title: Holidays in Eastern FranceAuthor: Matilda Betham-Edwards
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2003]
Edition: 10
Language: English
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HOLIDAYSIn
EASTERN FRANCE.
By
M. BETHAM-EDWARDS.
[Illustration: CHÂTEAU OF MONTBÉLIARD]
[Illustration: ORNANS—VALLEY OF THE LOUE
(The Country of the Painter
Courbet.)]PREFACE.
"Travelling in France without hotels, or guide-
books," might, with very little exaggeration, be
chosen as a title to this volume, which is, indeed,
the record of one visit after another among
charming French people, and in delightful places,
out of the ordinary track of the tourist. Alike in the
valley of the Marne—amongst French Protestants
at Montbéliard—at Besançon amid the beautiful
scenery of the Doubs—at Lons-le-Saunier, from
whence so many interesting excursions were made
into the Jura—in the very heart of the Jura
highlands—at Champagnole, Morez, and St.
Claude, it was my good fortune to see everything
under unique and most favourable auspices, to be
no tourist indeed, but a guest, welcomed at every
stage, and pioneered from place to place by
educated ladies and gentlemen delighted to do the
honours of their native place. Thus it came about
that I saw, not only places, but people, and not
only one class, but all, peasant and proprietor,
Protestant and Catholic, the bourgeoisie of the
towns, the mountaineers of the highlands, the
schoolmaster, the pastor, the curé. Wherever I
went, moreover, I felt that I was breaking new
ground, the most interesting country I visited being
wholly unfamiliar to the general run of tourists, for
instance, the charming pastoral scenery of Seine
and Marne, the picturesque valleys of the Doubs
and the Loue, and the environs of Montbéliard andBesançon, the grand mountain fastnesses, close-
shut valleys, or combes, the solitary lakes,
cascades, and torrent rivers of the Jura.
Many of the most striking spots described in these
pages are not even mentioned in Murray, whilst the
difficulty of communication renders them
comparatively unknown to the French themselves,
only a few artists having as yet found them out.
Ornans—Courbet's birth and favourite abiding
place, in the valley of the Loue—is one of these.
St. Hippolyte, near Montbéliard, is another, and a
dozen more might be named equally beautiful, and,
as yet, equally unknown. New lines of railway,
however, are to be opened within the next few
years in several directions, and thus the delightful
scenery of Franche-Comté will, ere long, be
rendered accessible to all. For the benefit of those
travellers who are undaunted by difficulties, and
prefer to go off the beaten track even at the risk of
encountering discomforts, I have reprinted, with
many additions, the following notes of visits and
travel in the most interesting part of Eastern
France, which, in part, originally appeared in
"Frazer's Magazine," 1878.
In a former work, "Western France," I treated of a
part of France which was ultra-Catholic; in this one
I was chiefly among the more Protestant districts
of the whole country, and it may be interesting to
many to compare the two.CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I. The Valley of the Marne
CHAPTER II. Noisiel: the City of Chocolate
CHAPTER III. Provins and Troyes
CHAPTER IV. Among French Protestants at
Montbéliard
CHAPTER V. St. Hippolyte, Morteau, and the
Swiss Borderland
CHAPTER VI. Besançon and its Environs
CHAPTER VII. Ornans, Courbet's Country, and
the Valley of the Loue
CHAPTER VIII. Salins, Arbois, and the Wine
Country of the Jura
CHAPTER IX. Lons-le-Saunier
CHAPTER X. Champagnole and Morez
CHAPTER XI. St. Claude: the Bishopric in theMountains
CHAPTER XII. Nantua and the Church of Brou
APPENDIX.
Itineraries.—Outlines of Franc-Comtois History.
Notes on the Geology of the Jura
IndexHOLIDAYS IN EASTERN
FRANCE.