The Essential
This medieval market town has preserved several corbelled and wood-framed houses, as well as the ruins of its ramparts. The 13C Porte de Bise marks the beginning of any walking tour of the town. Be sure to visit the Musée de l'Heure et du Feu, which charts the history of the creation and conservation of fire in the home, and there are all sorts of lighters on show. Another, more eclectic, section of the museum has a lovely display of clocks and watches from the 18C-20C.