by Bert Schwarz

Trévoux is a small place on the banks of the river Saône and surprisingly has some impressive buildings that testify to the importance of the city in earlier times.


Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

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Stories from Franche-Comté
Who knows Les Dombes?
Around 300 m above sea level the Dombes are a rather flat place.
Nestled in a meander of river Doubs, Here's the cultivated and very attractive capital of Franche-Comté.
The medieval town centre is known for its extraordinary floral splendour and its preserved buildings.
a place practically unchanged since the Middle Ages.
a tranquil place on the banks of the Saône with a number of amazingly impressive buildings.
a small, quiet village right in the middle of the Dombes region.

We had rented a bay on a camp ground on the banks of the Saône, from where we made our first explorations of the town and the region, which we had never known before.

Trévoux © Bert Schwarz

The local tourist office supported us with maps and good tips. It is housed in the Sires de Villars house and easy to find, as it is located right on the main road that runs along the Saône. From there you walk through the Rue du Port and find impressive houses from the 15th and 16th centuries. Here, one cannot pass Le Chaudron, a restaurant that we can recommend with a clear conscience. A little further east is the Hôpital Montpensier, which opened in 1686 and houses an interesting collection of pharmaceutical and pharmacy items.