Tourism - Franche-Comté

Franche-Comté is a region of France that has four departments: Doubs, Jura, Haute-Saône and the Belfort Territory. Main cities are Besançon, Lons-le-Saunier, Vesoul and Belfort.

The Comtois heritage attracts many French and foreign visitors. It is a land of rich traditional heritage as well as a land allowing sports activities and cultural events such as wines and cheeses tasting, cycling tours, concerts and many more. Also, the traditional and religious architecture has a strong identity marked by the strong and varied constructions, such as the bell towers and many fountains that match the landscapes. Therefore there are numerous charming villages such as Maillroncourt-Saint-Pancras, Dampierre-sur-Salon and Beaujeau.

Many sites are to be explored as well as constructions or geological phenomenons such as Fondremand, Oselle Caves, Lods, Metabief, Granvelle Palace, the Pharmacy of the Hospital Saint-Jacques, the Peugeot-Citroen factory, the ‘Recules de Baume-les-Messieurs’, ‘Les Rousses’, Perello Shop in Belfort and the Lion of Belfort.

Top tourist cities in Franche-Comté


Tourism Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier is located in the heart of the Jura department and in the region of the Franche-Comté.  Sights of Lons-le-Saunier Italian Theater  Road Of Arcades The baths parc Puits-Salé Clock Tower Square of liberty The Statue of the ...

Must : Maison de la Vache Qui Rit, Musée des Beaux-Arts


Tourism Vesoul

Located in the department of Haute-Saône in Franche-Comté region, the town of Vesoul is the capital of the department. During the Middle Ages, the town of Vesoul develops around a castle, now vanished, and surrounded by walls in the thirteenth century. The ...

Must : Musée Georges Garret à Vesoul, Musée de la moto tout terrain à Vesoul


Tourism Belfort

Belfort has a great history, and its citadel, built by Vauban, is its symbol. Belfort is a city of art and culture, where museums and walks mixes up for the pleasure of the visitors. The city, located near the Swiss border, has managed to reinvent itself in order to be ...

Must : Citadelle de Belfort, Musée d'Histoire et Espace Bartholdi


Tourism Besançon

Besançon is the capital of the Franche-Comté, located in the east of France. This region is quite near the Swiss border. Besancon is also the prefecture of the department of Doubs. The city has one of the most beautiful historical centers of France, with ...

Must : Cathédrale de Besançon et son horloge astronomique, Citadelle de Besançon, Porte Noire