Franche Comté

Enjoy the good life in your holiday home in Franche Comté. This region in the east of France, lies between the mountains of the Vosges and the Jura, and borders Switzerland. The mountainous area is rich in forests, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. The vineyards are of excellent quality, which is why many good wines come from here. A perfect holiday destination to dream away! 

Sport and relaxation during your holiday in Franche Comté

During your holiday in Franche Comté, you don't have to sit still!If you like to be active, then you're definitely in the right place. Hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and tennis, these are just a few examples of the many possibilities. But with its beautiful spas and natural beauty, this area is also ideal for rest and relaxation. Go swimming in the river or in a lake, or visit a winery and taste some wine. Nothing is a must, everything is allowed during your holiday in the Franche Comté.The deep valleys and beautiful waters make this area a true paradise for fishing enthusiasts. You can fish for carp, pike and trout. Enjoy this natural paradise near your holiday home in Franche Comté.

Discover the secret sources of the Jura

Visit the Jura from your holiday home. This area in the south of Franche Comté is characterized by very special nature. The soil is a kind of sponge, with many underground rivers and caves. From various sources, there are streams between the rocks that turn into waterfalls here and there, having carved out beautiful gorges over the years. In some places, the caves are dry and you can visit them. Highly recommended to visit from your holiday home in the Franche Comté!

Historical and cultural highlights in the Franche Comté region

The Franche Comté has many picturesque villages, but also larger cities with a rich history. Visit one of these cities, for example

  • the town of Besançon, located on the river Doubs. Walk through the beautiful historic centre, and don't forget the Grande-Rue, the street with the most monuments. Admire the Palais Granvelle, the Porte Noire, and the Square Archéologie. There is also a zoo in the citadel, fun for young and old.
  • In the historic town of Dole, also located on the Doubs, there is a beautiful basilica, several museums and beautiful buildings from the 16th and 17th century.
  • See the enormous monument of De Leeuw in Belfort, this statue is 22 metres long and 11 metres high.
  • In Morains-en-Montagne, the toy museum offers a great day out for the whole family. For young people, there is much more to discover in this area. There are several tree-climbing parks and activity parks in Franche Comté.
  • Dijon is located just outside the region, but is easily accessible from your holiday home in the Franche Comté. This city, which is of course known for its mustard, has a number of interesting buildings like the Gothic Eglise Notre Dame, the Musée des Beaux Arts, and the Ducal Palace.

Choose your ideal holiday home in Franche Comté

Your holiday home in Franche Comté is always surrounded by beautiful nature. Stay in a characteristic holiday home in the mountains, in a cosy holiday farm near the river, or choose a chalet in a picturesque village. Sport, relaxation and culture are never far from your holiday home in Franche Comté.

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Holiday in Franche Comte - FAQs
What are the most important places to visit in Franche Comte?

Dole, Parc Pres la rose, Parc Micaud, Besancon, Belfort, Courbet Museum are some of the famous places in Franche Comte.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Franche Comte?

Some of the must-try activities in Franche Comte are:

  • Visiting local villages
  • Visiting historic museums
  • Going to temples
  • Exploring plush gardens
  • City bus tour
If I’m coming from the UK, what are my options?

Take direct flights from London to Franche Comte.

What are the recommended dishes in Franche Comte?

Some of the recommended dishes in Franche Comte are Fondue, Jambon de Luxeuil, traditional Comte dishes, and Croûte aux morilles.

What is the ideal time to visit Franche Comte?

The middle of the year, especially August, is an ideal time to visit Franche Comte.


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