Osselle Tourism

Osselle is a former commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Osselle-Routelle. It is about 15 km from Besançon and 70 km from Dijon. The commune is the site of a set of caves, the entrance to which is near the river Doubs, though the caves themselves extend into the neighboring department of Jura. The caves were discovered in the 13th Century, and have been visited since 1504. In 1751 the Intendant of Franche-Comté, Jean-Louis Moreau de Beaumont, had a bridge built over the underground river. During the French Revolution the caves provided a refuge for fugitive priests and there is a clay altar that dates to that time. The cave complex consists of some eight kilometers, of which 15 galleries covering a distance of 1.3 kilometers, are currently visitable over flat cement paths. Most of the rooms have stalactites and stalagmites, but there is an area where the ground is less porous to water infiltration and which therefore is dry. The dry area was the venue for feasts in the 18th Century, feasts in which the philosopher Voltaire is believed to have participated.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Osselle, France. Osselle is located at a short trip away from Annecy a major city in France. Add Annecy to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Lake Annecy, Gorges Du Fier, La Vieille Ville. Popular vacation packages of Osselle are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Osselle.

  • Know the pollution level of Osselle before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Osselle for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Osselle.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 36.76 (Low)
    • Climate Index 86.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.27 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.73 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Osselle

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.73 USD

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