Franche-Comte

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Franche-Comte

Franche ComteMany centuries ago Franche Comte was part of Burgundy but in modern times Franche Comte comprises of the departments Doubs, Haute-Saône, Jura and the Territoire de Belfort. In some parts of the region a dialect known as Franc-Comtois is still spoken by some.

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Things to do: Waterfalls, Caves and Grottos

The chasm of Poudrey Franche Comte has a wealth of natural sites that kids will just love from fairy tale grottos to glacial caves and beautiful waterfalls...

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Joux Castle bearing testimony to an unparalleled history

Joux CastleJoux Castle overlooks from a height of one hundred metres the main international and commercial thoroughfare linking the Jura, Burgundy, Flanders and Champagne with Italy since the days of the Roman Empire...

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Besançon Citadel - a majestic fortress

Photo du comité régional du tourisme de Franche ComtéPerched on an anticlinal, Besançon Citadel occupies a site of 11 hectares. A town of 10 000 inhabitants would easily fit inside. A Vauban masterpiece, this fortress cost Louis XIV so much to build that the Sun King would have enquired whether the walls were made of gold...

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Franche-Comte a land of Water

The Lac-de-VouglansWhat possible connection could there be between the silent stillness of the heron and the brash, urgent sounds of the Eurockéennes? The answer is the Malsaucy, 100 acres dotted with ponds at the gates of Belfort and at the foot of the Vosges...

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The Southern Vosges

Ballon d'AlsaceWhen one thinks of the mountains of Franche-Comté, one thinks of the Vosges as well as the Jura. The Vosges are in fact shared by the three regions of Franche-Comté, Alsace and Lorraine so it is very fitting, not to say symbolic, that the three should meet at the summit of the Ballon d'Alsace...

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The Jura Mountains, One Massif and Two Departments

The Cascade-de-la-Billaude in the Jura MountainsThe Jura Mountains span two departments and stretch over 200 km, from Doubs in the North and Jura in the south. The area has only small towns and villages and is home to the Jura National Park...

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Tourist Information Franche-Comte

Franche-Comte tourist office links & information..

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Franche-Comte Weather: Territoire de Belfort

Current weather conditions and 4 day outlook for the Territoire de Belfort department of Franche-Comte...

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Franche-Comte Weather: Jura

Current weather conditions and 4 day outlook for Lons-le-Saunier and the Jura department of Franche-Comte...

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Franche-Comte Weather: Haute-Saone

Current weather conditions and 4 day outlook for Vesoul in the Haute-Saône department of Franche-Comte...

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Franche-Comte Weather: Doubs

Current weather conditions and 4 day outlook for the Doubs department of Franche-Comte...

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