he former capital city of ancient comté invites you to travel back wards in time and history. Squares and monuments recall the daily life of notables, members of local parliament and friars as well as craftsmen, tanners and tradesmen whose activities made the city live. Pasteur, born in 1822 in a modest home in Dole which has been turned into a museum always felt strongly attached to his birth place. Much later, Marcel Aymé chose this magic city where spent part of his childhood as the setting of some of his novels. This exceptional architectural heritage with its reserved urban area ranking second in France has been awarded the official city of art and history label.