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The Burgundy is a land of spirituality. St Jean de Losne is an important stopover on the St Jacque de Compostelle trail between Dole and Vougeot called “Chemin des Abbayes”. The trail passes through Mont-Roland, Cîteaux, la Bussière, Saulieau and Pierre qui Vire.

Saint-Jean-de-Losne, ville étape des chemins de compostelle
Saint-Jean-de-Losne, ville étape Compostelle
Saint-Jean-de-Losne, ville étape des chemins de Compstelle

Chemin des Abbayes

The trails of Compostelle are not only used by pilgrims, but by other pedestrians and cyclists as well. By foot, on a bicycle or accompanied by a donkey, the 35 kilometres long Chemin des Abbayes invites you to travel through Jura and Côte d’Or. The guiding signs on the trail are represented by a plastic square with a yellow shell on a blue background.



Don’t forget to obtain a credential before your arrival at St Jean de Losne, since you won’t find one at Cluny. You can order it at the website of Les chemins vers Compostelle.

Make a stopover at tourist information center of St Jean de Losne(2 Rue de la liberté) to get your credential stamped. This stamp is indispensable if you want to obtain la Compostella, a document certifying the execution of pilgrimage.

Mont Roland
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste à Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Abbaye de Cîteaux

The places that you must visit

  • Notre Dame du Mont Roland sanctuary at Jouche (5 km from Dole) is one of the most ancient places of pilgrimage of Franche-Compté. It raises up to 343 meters of altitude on the Mont Roland hill. The chapel is open every day from 9:30 to 18:30 o’clock.
  • Saint Jean-Baptiste church at St Jean de Losne. One of the key highlights of St Jean de Losne architectural landscape with its XVIII century organ classed as a historic monument. Definitely a worthwhile spot on your pilgrimage journey.
  • Cîteaux Abbay at Nicolas-les-Cîteux founded in 1098 is a cradle of a costerian Order. The abbey itself still houses some of the monks. Guided visits of 1 hour 15 minutes are offered for tourists and pilgrims. The visitors can take part at religious services and at a Dominican mass held in French language.


Where to sleep ?

  • Camping “Les Herlequins”, Chemin du Camping, St Jean de Losne
    tel. (Caravan’s rental)
  • Mme Danielle Moullet – 20 B Rue de Château, St Jean de Losne,
    tel. (Sleeping room with a kitchenette for 30€)
  • Auberge de la Marine – 1 Quai de la Hutte, Losne – tel.
    (Rooms for 50€ and meals for 12-34€).