Bourgogne – Franche-Comté

Bourgondië - Franche-Comté

Living as a Burgundian is often used to indicate the good life. And we indeed find that in this region. In the northern regions of Burgundy and Franche-Comté we mainly find rolling hills with fields. The heart of Burgundy is the Morvan, a dense area. The capital of the region is Dijon.

Autun

Old city

The city of Autun has a history that starts in Roman times. There are even remnants from that time. Autun Cathedral has a beautiful tympanum over the Last Judgment.

Besançon

Ship tunnel and Vauban

Besançon is one of the cities transformed into a fortress by master builder Vauban. The citadel towers high above the city and is illuminated at night. The city lies in a meander of the Doubs. A tunnel for boats and bicycles under the citadel is an attraction.

Châlons-sur-Saône

Châlons-sur-Saône

River port city

Châlons-sur-Saône was once a busy river port from which much locally grown wine was shipped. Now the cruise ships dock to visit the beautiful city center.

Saint-Fargeau

Old town with castle

In the town of Saint-Fargeau is a castle dating from 980 and used to house a number of well-known French people. When it fell into disrepair, Michel Guyot bought the castle for an apple and an egg and put a lot of time and money into the restoration. Spectacular performances are held every year, complete with horse riders. More about this castle can be found on the internet.

Châlons-sur-Saône

Medieval spa

Bourbon-Lancy, between the Loire and the Charolais, has been known for the quality of its water since ancient times. The medieval district of this spa is a picture! Enjoy the beautiful half-timbered houses here.

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