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Cities & towns of Burgundy-Franche-Comté

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Cities & towns of Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Doubs

Offering a variety of landscapes, including plains, plateaux, deep valleys, streams, waterfalls, lakes and wooded mountains, the Doubs also possesses a beautiful architectural heritage, as seen in the town of Besançon and its famous citadel, the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans, the imposing castle of Joux, Montbéliard (a designated City of Art and History), and the charming town of Ornans. The Doubs also boasts famous specialities, like Comté cheese and Morteau and Montbéliard sausages.

Nièvre

A land of history and traditions, Nièvre, formerly the province of Nivernais, is the ultimate nature destination, with its tranquil hedged farmland countryside, where Charolais cows roam peacefully, its mysterious forests, great lakes, waterways and many leisure activities for sports and outdoor activities fans. A land of water and greenery, Nièvre is rich in secular heritage, and also delights lovers of culture and architecture, offering them a wide range of things to see, ranging from the Town of Art and History of Nevers to the Clunisian priory of La Charité-sur-Loire, through the ecomuseums of the Morvan and Bazoches Castle!

Saône-et-Loire

Crossed by numerous waterways and made up of forests, hedged farmland, vineyards and mountains, the Saône-et-Loire is a popular destination for fishing and sailing enthusiasts. Cyclists and walkers are also catered for thanks to the presence of the Voie Verte car-free greenway and Morvan Regional Nature Park. It also boasts a rich built heritage with splendid Romanesque churches, magnificent châteaux, ancient remains, and Cities of Art and of History.