Franche-Comté is an ideal location for those looking for walking, fishing and even horse-riding, combinated to nature discovery. Number of festivals are also celebrated in Franche-Comté and play an important role as touristic attraction and promotion of the culture.
Towns here are exactly what one would expect in terms of old French terroir and can provide you with the most amazing views over the countryside. Cities are living but the economy is not equally good depending upon the place in the region.
Franche-Comté has a wide sample of beautiful historic buildings, some of them are even part of the UNESCO World's Heritage. Below are two famous places of interest not to pass by.
- Saline royale d’Arc et Senans: these royal saltworks are listed by the Unesco World Heritage. This former salt factory was designed by C.N Ledoux, a visionary architect and used to house the workers as well; it is referred as ‘the ideal small city'. This prestigious monument has been turned into a European centre for meeting and culture.
- Ronchamp chapel: designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier, the Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel is a major masterpiece of contemporary sacred art. The site in itself is marked with a long tradition as it is located on a pilgrimage road. The monument is very picturesque, as are the surroundings.
We are looking forward to receiving your holiday postcards from Franche-Comté!