Discover Franche-Comté, a beautiful but perhaps little
known part of France. Far away from the main highways,
picturesque roads will entice you through the heart of a
countryside of wild, fascinating, ever changing scenery.
More than half of the region is covered with forests and
innumerable rivers and waterfalls. Eighty tranquil lakes offer
undisturbed peace to calm the mind pressurized by the hustle and
bustle of city life. Situated along the German and Swiss
borders, between Alsace and Burgundy, Franche-Comté is
accessible by international highways, making travel easy and
comfortable. From BesanÁon, capital of
Franche-Comté, to Montbéliard, Belfort and
Luxeuil-les-Bains, you will come across many pretty towns of
historic interest with attractive shopping centers.
Do not forget to try the Comté cheese, hand made in
"fruiteries", with some Jura wines, the "vin
jaune", and the wines from Château-Chalon and Arbois.
Besançon stages a famous music festival every September
lasting for two weeks. And various exhibitions take place in the
exceptional site of the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Sénans.