Saturday, June 11, 2011

Franche-comté - Visit France

5 reasons to visit Franche-Comté

>A rich cultural heritage featuring three UNESCO World Heritage sites
Besançon and the Citadel of Vauban, The Royal Saltworks at Arc et Senans, from the visionary architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux, the underground galleries at the saltworks in Salins les Bains. And not forgetting the chapel of Ronchamp, with its daring Le Corbusier design, and Bartholdi’s sculpture of the Lion of Belfort.
>The local gastronomy
The local gastronomy is characterised by its cheeses, the most famous of which is the Comté, cured meats such as the saucisse de Morteau and alcohols including Jura wines.
>The nature
With its two massifs, the Vosges and the Jura, omnipresent streams and rivers, its many lakes, rich geology, flora and fauna, the region of Franche-Comté is
undeniably a nature destination.
Franche-Comté offers a wide range of good quality and individual accommodation; from rural gîtes and cosy guest houses, to tree houses, gypsy caravans, yurts and even the option to spend a night within a UNESCO world heritage site.
>Active holidays
Franche-Comté, as a nature destination ‘par excellence’, featuring many itineraries.

Royal salt works in Arc-et-SenansUnesco listed world heritage site established by Claude Nicolas Ledoux

Besançon citadelHigh place of learning and knowledge with various museums ad a zoo.

Peugeot adventure museum in SochauxLinks the past, present and future with a display of 200 vehicles representing Peugeot's entire production through the ages.

Chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut in RonchampMasterpiece of the 20th century religious art, it features among Le Corbusier's greatest achievements.

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