- 13 sites to discover
- Notre-Dame du Haut
- Castle of Joux
- Cave of la Glacière
- Open air Museum of Comté Houses
- Citadel of Besançon
- Musée des maquettes à nourrir le monde
- CNFS Observation Boats
- Osselle Cave
- Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
- Great Saltworks and salt museum of Salins-les-Bains
- The caves of Moidons
- Fort Les Rousses Juraflore
- Papy Gaby's Tuyé
Fauna and flora
You will also have a chance to experience Franche Comté differently, by getting to know the fauna and flora, both from the region and elsewhere. Natural sites, a zoo and museums make every effort to give you a different kind of experience during your visit: learning about things while having fun. Located in unique settings, these spaces have animals, insects, flowers and plants from Franche Comté and from all over the world, some being common or preserved species, and prehistoric species as well. Places such as the zoo at the Citadel of Besançon are internationally recognized for their commitment to preserving endangered animal species (wildcats, primates, birds, etc).
As one of Vauban’s major masterpieces, and now magnificently restored, the Citadel of Besançon is considered to be one of the most beautiful in France. Its fortifications are included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a cultural and tourist mecca and houses, among others, a zoological garden, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation and the Comtois Museum.
Come and sail aboard our electro-solar hybrid boats and enjoy a guided cruise to the waterfalls. Enjoy a 14-km round trip passing through magnificent sites and exceptional scenery with a stop at the Saut du Doubs where you will have a chance to go for a walk. Cruise and walk: 2 hours.
Visit the open-air museum of the comtoises houses situated 15km from Besançon and discover Franche Comté in a 15 hectare park.
30 comtois buildings, among them a “tuyé” farm, gardens, orchards and vegetable gardens, animals…an ideal place for a week-end or a family trip.
The park has activities. workshops, courses and exhibitions for children and adults.
The Osselle Cave is one of the most astonishing caves in the world, due to the beauty of its natural scenery, the variety of its stalagmites and stalactites and colours, its geological phenomena and for historical and prehistoric treasures.