- 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
Franche Comté has a very rich history; as a region inhabited for thousands of years and as a strategic trading area and military zone, it has been indelibly marked by its various inhabitants and by the successive conquests of different Gallic tribes, the Romans and also the Spanish. Caesar, Richelieu and Louis XIV among others took a keen interest in this region. Several tourist sites in Franche Comté bear witness to this architectural, military, cultural and human history and communicate it to us in a very passionate way.
With a thousand years of history behind it, the Castle of Joux, built at the entrance of the Pontarlier gap, lets us discover a whole range of colourful characters and is a real open air museum of military techniques.
The Glacière Cave is a surprising phenomenon and is marked by the exploitation of its "white gold" over several centuries and has a rich abundance of fascinating geological and paleontological (fossils) features. It also possesses an amazing collection of minerals from all corners of the globe.
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.
Discover the secret of the Juraflore cellars and come and experience extraordinary sensations at the Fort des Rousses.
The Great Saltworks, a UNESCO world heritage site as an extension of the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, is testament of 1200 years of salt mining in Franche Comté.
Throughout his entire life, Marcel Yerly worked on 100 scaled-down wooden models, entirely hand-made.
Cars, agricultural machines, locomotives, boat, motorbikes, planes : all the models, from 50 cm up to 3 meters, are fully functional.
As a Royal factory in the XVIIIth century, the Royal Saltworks was conceived by the visionary architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. As a unique testimony in the industrial history, it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.