Like a natural comma along the Franco-Swiss border, the Jura Mountains offer visitors a gentle interlude away from the hustle and bustle of tourism. Come and discover all the riches of a mountainous region and the promise of a complete change of scenery.
FRANCHE-COMTÉ ÉVASION brings together 14 of the most representative tourist sites in a region already renowned for its environment, the best protected in Europe. In the land of limestone, caves, natural sites, historical, religious and industrial heritage, as well as traditions, know-how and endangered animals, are passionately preserved. And in this invigorating and restful setting, all the riches of our terroir: renowned wines from a thousand-year-old vineyard, maturing cellars for renowned cheeses and smoking in a tuyé farm.
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The Musée du Temps de Besançon is a museum of history, science and watchmaking located in the heart of the Palais Granvelle, an emblematic Renaissance monument.
Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology
Besançon's Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, located in the heart of the city, boasts the oldest public collection in France.
Built 4 centuries ago, Vauban's Citadelle watches over Besançon and its inhabitants. Now renovated, it opens its doors to you.
Cruise to Besançon
Commented cruise in Besançon aboard the Bateau Le Vauban to discover the city's historical treasures. Passage through two locks and the tunnel under the Citadel.
Le Gouffre de Poudrey
The Gouffre de Poudrey is the largest chasm in France.
The Musée Courbet, located on the banks of the Loue in Ornans, the birthplace of the realist painter Gustave Courbet, is dedicated to his work.
For the beauty of its natural setting, the variety of its crystallizations and colorations, for its geological phenomena and for its historical and prehistoric treasures, the GROTTE d'OSSELLE can take its place among the world's most astonishing caves.
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
A royal factory dating back to the 18th century, the Saline Royale is a unique example of industrial history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A listed technical heritage and one of Franche-Comté's foremost forgeries, the Taillanderie de Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne operated from 1828 to 1969.
Le Val de Consolation
In the heart of the Dessoubre valley, Le Val de Consolation, nestled at the entrance to a Jura retreat, is a historic site with exceptional natural riches.
Tuyé du Papy Gaby
The most impressive Tuyé in the Haut-Doubs is the Tuyé du Papy Gaby.
La Grande Saline
The Grande Saline, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an extension of the Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans, represents 1200 years of salt production in Franche Comté.
Pontarlier Family Distillery
In the land of Absinthe, visit the last family distillery in Pontarlier, where 4 generations of distillers have succeeded one another since 1890. You'll discover quality products: aperitifs, liqueurs and eaux-de-vie. Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.
Domaine Henri Maire
Heir to a long line of Arbois winemakers, Henri Maire is an emblematic figure of Jura wines, thanks to his estates where renowned vintages are born.
Château de Joux
ith a history spanning ten centuries, Château de Joux stands at the entrance to the Pontarlier valley, overlooking the passageway used since ancient times by the Transjurane road.
Vedettes panoramiques du Saut du Doubs
The first natural site in Franche Comté and classified as a Grand Site National, Saut du Doubs is a dazzling 27m-high waterfall.
Grotte des Moidons
The most beautiful stalactites in the Jura, 10 minutes from Arbois, discover a veritable masterpiece of nature: Grotte des Moidons.
Classified as a historical monument, Louis Pasteur's birthplace was awarded the "Maison des illustres" label by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2011.
The Chapelle de Ronchamp is a centuries-old pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Visited by people from all over the world, it is a place of peace.
At the Polar Park, a team of enthusiastic groomer-guides will help you discover the history and origins of our protégés, a total immersion in the intimacy of Eurasian fauna in this Park where the animal is king, and where the complicity between species fascinates young and old alike.
Cascades du Hérisson
The Cascades du Hérisson classified natural site, a series of astonishing waterfalls, each more beautiful than the last.
Fort des Rousses Aventure
Discover the secret of the Juraflore cellars and experience the Fort des Rousses Adventure.
Located in the Haute-Saône department, on the borders of three French regions: Lorraine, Franche-Comté and Champagne, La Rochère was founded in 1475 by Symon de Thysac, a gentleman glassmaker.