Ouche - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Ouche

The Ouche is a river in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It is a right tributary of the Saône, which it joins in Échenon. It is 95.4 km long. Its source is in Lusigny-sur-Ouche. The Ouche flows through the towns of Bligny-sur-Ouche, La Bussière-sur-Ouche, Fleurey-sur-Ouche, Velars-sur-Ouche, Dijon, Longvic and Varanges. Part of the Canal de Bourgogne runs through the Ouche valley One of the nice picnic location and also you can have a swim in the river and also fishing too.

Activities Around

Attractions Near Ouche

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Cîteaux

Founded in 1098 by Robert de Molesmes, the Abbey of Cîteaux is located in the Saône plain, in the heart of Burgundy. It is notable for being the original house of the Cistercian order. Today, it belongs to the Trappists. The abbey has about 35 members. The monks produce a cheese branded under the abbey's name, as well as caramels and honey-based candies.

Colombière Park

Colombière Park

15.23km from Ouche

The Park Colombiere is a public park Forest which has a french style garden and you can enjoy a few moments in this vast symmetrical garden. There are plenty of small paths, so take a walk under the big trees. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1925. It was one of the nice locations to spend some free time.

Musée Magnin

Musée Magnin

16.98km from Ouche

Built between 1652 and 1681 by Etienne Lantin. The museum was housed in one of the most beautiful private mansions in Dijon. The collection consists of around 1300 paintings, 700 drawings, and a set of furniture and works of art. It is the work of Maurice Magnin, high Parisian magistrate, and of his sister Jeanne, amateur painter and art critic.

Museum of Fine Arts Dijon

Museum of Fine Arts Dijon

17.01km from Ouche

The Museum of Fine Arts Dijon is a Museum of Fine Arts, founded in 1787, is one of France's most prestigious museums. Its exceptional collections, which have been added to continuously over time, now comprise around 130,000 works. The museum's centerpiece, the large and impressive palace hall, in the Flamboyant Gothic style, contains the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy. The museum offers free access to the permanent collections and many activities all year round the museum.

Place de la Libération

Place de la Libération

17.03km from Ouche

Place de la Liberation, literally the “place of the liberation” in English, sits at the historic center of Dijon France. It is designed in a semicircle and anchored on one side by the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. The square’s current look is the result of a facelift it received in 2005-2006. Three fountains were installed and its surface was covered with the local Comblanchien limestone, known for its beautiful beige color.

Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne

The palace of Burgundian Dukes is situated in the center of the city. Built to display the power and might of the dukes, it is now the city hall with the mayor's office and other administrative offices. The tall tower of Philippe le Bon offers an impressive panoramic view of the city. The neoclassical edifice was built over several centuries, but the oldest parts of the building, including the kitchens and the Guard Room, dating back to the 15th century.

Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Home of Ouche


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.

Location of Ouche


For more information about Ouche, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbirey-sur-Ouche