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Coat of arms of Lods
Coat of arms
Lods is located in France
Coordinates: 47°02′45″N 6°14′56″E / 47.0458°N 6.2489°E / 47.0458; 6.2489Coordinates: 47°02′45″N 6°14′56″E / 47.0458°N 6.2489°E / 47.0458; 6.2489
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Ornans
Intercommunality Pays d'Ornans
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Lievremont
Area1 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 227
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 25339 / 25930
Elevation 355–770 m (1,165–2,526 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lods is a commune in the Doubs département in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France.


Lods is located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of Ornans in the valley of the Loue River.


It is first documented in 1189, and there are archaeological remains from the fifth and the seventh centuries.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 342 —    
1968 380 +11.1%
1975 338 −11.1%
1982 337 −0.3%
1990 284 −15.7%
1999 271 −4.6%
2008 247 −8.9%
2012 227 −8.1%


Viticulture was the primary activity until the phylloxera infestation. The arrival of the railroad caused both the vineyards and the forges to decline due to outside competition.


Lods is a picturesque village with two hotels and a campground. Outdoor activities include tennis, fishing, and canoeing. Also worth seeing are the Musée de la Vigne et du Vin viticulture museum and art gallery.

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