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St-Ursanne, SwitzerlandSt-Ursanne, Switzerland
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St-Ursanne is a quaint medieval town in Porrentruy district, Jura canton, Switzerland. It covers 11.46 sq km (4.42 sq mi) and has a population of around 700 people only (2011 estimate). Encircled by its medieval walls, St-Ursanne is entered through its fortified gates, so visiting it feels like walking back in time.

Another view of St-Ursanne Bridge over the river DoubsAnother view of St-Ursanne Bridge over the river Doubs
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The town of St-Ursanne is situated 440 m (1,444 ft) above sea level in northeastern Switzerland, on a loop of the River Doubs before it continues into France. The town is a treasure trove of old buildings, from colleagiate churches to cloister, monastery, castle and hermitage. It developed around the hermitage established by St Ursanne in the early 7th century.

At the heart of St-Ursanne is its lovely church, built in the Romanesque style. It has statues of the Virgin and St Ursanne. On the south side of town is a bridge across the River Doubs. From here, you can get a good view of the town and its historic buildings.

View of St-Ursanne and its surroundingsView of St-Ursanne and its surroundings
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