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Area:   16 072 km2
Population:   About 1 116 000
Climate:   Continental
Capital city:   Besançon
Departments:   25 - Doubs (Besançon), 39 - Jura (Lons-le-Saunier), 70 - Haute-Saône (Vesoul), 90 - Territoire de Belfort (Belfort)

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.

Weather information for Besançon


» AM Fog/PM Sun
» Low: 35°F / 2°C
» High: 46°F / 8°C

» AM Light Rain
» Low: 42°F / 6°C
» High: 53°F / 12°C

» AM Drizzle
» Low: 44°F / 7°C
» High: 59°F / 15°C

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Regional tourism board
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Franche-Comté Region
            Franche-Comt unveils its secrets (Regional tourism board)
            Franche-Comt by (Private company)
            Selected Hotels in Franche-Comt Region (Hotel)  

Department 25 - Doubs
            Besanon (Tourism office)
            Montbeliard (Tourism office)

Department 39 - Jura
            The Jura (Department tourism board)
            Arbois (Tourism office)
            Champagnole (Private company)
            Dole (Private company)
            Les Rousses (Private company)
            Les Rousses Haut-Jura (Tourism office)

Department 70 - Haute-Saône
            Bard ls Pesmes (Private site)
            Gray (Town)
            Haute-Sane (Private company)
            Luxeuil les Bains (Private company)
            Vesoul (Private company)
            Villersexel (Tourism office)

Department 90 - Territoire de Belfort
            Belfort (Private company)

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