|The village of Ornans is mostly known as the birthplace (1819) of the painter Gustave Courbet. Pierre Vernier, inventor of the vernier caliper, was also born here. The written history of the town dates back to 1244.
Today the village is the capital of the Loue valley. The stretch of river flowing between the double row of old houses on piles is one of the prettiest scenes of the Jura.
If youre walking around town and become hungry, you can get a good pizza at Le Chavot in Ornans and eat at a table overlooking the river.