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Guide of Franche-Comté

Tourism, holidays & weekends in Franche-Comté

Guide of Franche-Comté - Tourism, holidays & weekends in Franche-Comté

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!

Guide of Franche-Comté


The Doubs offers a large choice of great places of interest to discover with its big forests crossed by numerous hiking trails, its beautiful villages and its fortified city Besançon, capital of Franche-Comté.


Forests, rivers, vast green spaces and the "mille étangs" (thousand ponds) plateau characterise the Haute-Saône nicknamed the “green island".


The Jura massif, composed of wonderful landscapes of spruce forests, high mountain pastures, lakes and waterfalls, rich built heritage and delicious specialities are some of the features of the department of Jura.

Territoire de Belfort

Smallest département in France, the Territoire de Belfort is home to the city of Belfort and its imposing citadel, floral villages, the Malsaucy lake and the Alsace mountains.

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