Boasting an exceptional natural heritage, Franche-Comté is a destination of choice for lovers of rural tourism and unspoilt landscapes. Upper Jura, the Mille Etangs plateau, the Lakes region and the Vosges massif all have plenty to enchant fans of outdoor pursuits.
As well as these natural riches, there is some very interesting architectural heritage. Cities of Art and History with remarkable buildings, like Dole and its old houses, Besançon and its Vauban citadel, Belfort and its Lion or Montbéliard and its castle of the Dukes of Wurtemberg, all provide a reminder of the region's glorious past. The wonderfully authentic gastronomy of Franche-Comté is a treat for the taste buds, with delicious specialities and dishes such as Comté cheese, Morteau sausage, Cancoillotte, coq au vin jaune (chicken cooked in yellow wine) and potée comtoise stew. Rock fans simply must experience the famous Eurockéennes de Belfort festival, which takes place in the first weekend of July on the shores of Lake Malsaucy!