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St. Ursanne

St. Ursanne Introduction

Saint Ursanne has a population of about 1,000 people. It is a current city and a former municipality in the Porrentruy district in the Jura Canton, in the country of Switzerland. The place still has a lot of its medieval character. The city has a lot of interesting historical curiosities, including some churches, castle ruins, and an old hermitage. The Doubs Rivers make a little loop by Saint Ursanne before it flows into France. Saint Ursanne has been part of the new Clos du Doubs municipality since 2009. Furthermore, the city is famous for a medieval festival, which it hosts each summer.

The name of the place refers to a saint named Saint Ursicinus, who was a monk in the 600s. He built a monastery in the area.

According to a well known legend, the tiny town of St. Ursane was estbliashed by an Irish monk named Ursicinus. Thus, the place is named St. Ursanne. He supposedly lived as a hermit on this secluded area. Even now, this place has an almost magnetic power of attracting people.                                                                                                

Even though hundreds of people live there now, St. Ursanne on the Doubs river bank has preserved its character as a place of serenity and relaxation. The quaint little town is comprised of lots of medieval edifices, as well as burgher houses that date from the 1300s to the 1500s. It is also the site of the famous collegiate church that was developed between the 1100s and 1300s.

Visitors can get to the hermitage of St. Ursanne, which is situated in a grotto, via a steep staircase that has almost 200 steps.

There are castle ruins located to the north of the city. The Doubs Bridge, which has four arches, was created in the early 1700s and offers a great view of the town and its immediate environs, include a future nature park, called Nature Park Doubs.

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The beautiful wilderness can be gotten with footpaths and a mountain bike path that is even appropriate for beginners. A lot of fishermen are drawn to it. Some people say that the very best river trout are found here. The beautiful river landscape is popular with kayakers and canoeists, too. A lot of people like the four-day walk, which is almost 80 km long.

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