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Pontarlier

Pontarlier
The Essential
Situated near the Swiss border, at the foot of the Jura mountains, Pontarlier prospered as a result of absinthe, which inspired a number of poets and writers in the 19C and led many of them to their death. Absinthe was banned in 1915, resulting in a setback for the people of Pontarlier. As a result, its distilleries were converted into factories for making aniseed-flavoured drinks. Nowadays, Pontarlier is a popular base for hikers in summer and skiers in winter.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Pontarlier

Grand Taureau
Grand Taureau
Pontarlier
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Porte St-Pierre Porte St-Pierre
Porte St-Pierre
Pontarlier
Former Chapel of the Annonciades
Former Chapel of the Annonciades
Pontarlier
0:15
Église St-Bénigne
Église St-Bénigne
Pontarlier
0:15
Musée municipal de Pontarlier
Musée municipal de Pontarlier
Pontarlier
1:00