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5 officially best places to visit in France

5 officially best places to visit in France

Ask any Frenchman or woman about going on holiday and you’ll find that an astonishingly large number of them will tell you they stay in France. It’s estimated that more than 60% of all French people don’t leave France for their holidays despite the proximity to neighbouring European countries. The reason for the happiness to […]

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Mont d’Or Cheese of France

Written by on September 11, 2015 in Franche-Comte, Gastronomy
Mont d’Or Cheese of France

There’s no other word for it, Mont d’or cheese is unctuous, so much so, and here is a weird cheese fact – it’s the only French cheese you have to eat with a spoon! Gooey, runny, sticky and liquescent (and that’s not a word you’ll often see applied to cheese) Mont d’Or or Vacherin Mont […]

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5 Reasons to add Besancon Franche-Comte to your bucket list

Written by on May 5, 2014 in Franche-Comte
5 Reasons to add Besancon Franche-Comte to your bucket list

Besancon is the capital city of the Franche-Comte district in the East of France that is often named the French Switzerland for its emerald green fields, sloping hills and a variety of local cheese. Many people skip Besancon as it’s not on the traditional tourist route, yet the city is absolutely worth paying a visit […]

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Franche-Comté

Written by on February 6, 2012 in Franche-Comte
Franche-Comté

Franche-Comté is a region predominantly of glorious countryside with miles and miles of tranquil pasture, lakes and woodland.  The Jura Mountains stretching along the border with Switzerland and  with the Vosges mountains to the north. The region originally formed part of Burgundy but 8 centuries ago, the Count of the region refused homage to the […]

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