Dole (pop 25,000) was the capital of the Franche-Comté department, before Louis XIV moved the parliament to Besançon. However, it is better known as the hometown of Louis Pasteur- father of pasteurisation and inventor of the first rabies vaccine. The city has preserved his memories in his childhood home of La Maison Natale de Pasteur [43 rue de Pasteur +33 384722061 ad/ch €5/Free] which functions as a museum, showcasing his letters and various other artefacts of his time, including his graduation gown and cap. The plague at the front of the house was unveiled by Louis Pasteur himself, in 1883. 






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DOLE:   1. Tourism office  2. Train station  3. La Maison Natale de Pasteur