Franche-Comte

Chateau de Joux, Haut-Doubs, Jura, Franche-Comte

Written by on June 26, 2018 in Franche-Comte
Chateau de Joux, Haut-Doubs, Jura, Franche-Comte

If you like your castles to be brooding, dark and dramatically handsome, then the Chateau de Joux in the Jura, Franche-Comté is for you. Visit to the Chateau de Joux Sandwiched between the mountains of the Vosges in the north and the Alps in the south, the Jura is a land of pinacled spires and […]

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Biking in Burgundy, along the famous EuroVelo 6

Written by on January 24, 2018 in Active Holidays, Burgundy, Franche-Comte
Biking in Burgundy, along the famous EuroVelo 6

The long-distance cycling route, EuroVelo 6, runs 3,653 km from the Black Sea to the Atlantic, following the course of Europe’s major rivers. Rupert Parker gets on his bike and tries a short stretch along the Saône through Southern Burgundy. EuroVelo 6 from Dole As I’m setting out, the lady from the B&B Maison Curie […]

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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 one of only  a few French cheeses 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 […]

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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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