Sharing a border with Switzerland, Franche-Comte (now united with Burgundy) is a region full of surprises. Between cheeses and cold meats, skiing and hiking, lakes and mountains, let yourself be tempted by green landscapes and cities of art and history by booking a holiday rental in Franche-Comte!
Franche-Comte: a stay in the countryside
Ideal place to stay for lovers of nature and hiking, the Franche-Comte region is rich in fir tree forests, agricultural valleys and cities with a strong historical and cultural heritage. It counts four departments: Doubs, Jura, Haute-Saone and Territoire de Belfort:
In Doubs, discover the city of Besancon, with its beautiful mansions, the birthplace of Victor Hugo, the city of the Arts and the Citadel of Vauban.
In Haute-Saone, Vesoul is home to a beautiful English garden, a lake and a water park for the whole family.
In Belfort, discover the Lion sculpture by Bartholdi, the great citadel and Saint-Christophe cathedral. Nearby, Montbeliard is adorned with a fortified castle, the Science Pavilion and the Peugeot Adventure Museum for mechanics enthusiasts.
In the south of Jura, do not miss the town of Saint-Claude, which is in the middle of a beautiful natural heritage, with the Gorges de l'Abime, the la Queue de Cheval waterfall and the Combes waterfall.
Do you like cheese and cold meats? Then you will never be able to leave your holiday rental in Franche-Comte! The region has many culinary specialties, starting with Comte cheese and Morteau sausage. You will also have the opportunity to taste trout with yellow wine, Comtoise stew and snails! For desserts, try a galette comtoise or a gateau de menage.
The region of Franche-Comte is not far behind in terms of traditions. An organ festival is held every summer in Jura, while the Percee du Vin Jaune takes place every first weekend in February in one of the producing villages of this regional beverage.
A wide range of activities from your holiday rental in Franche-Comte
In both winter and summer, Franche-Comte is a welcoming land. Quickly book your holiday rental in Franche-Comte to be able to enjoy a stay in the great outdoors, and the multiple activities available on site! In winter, winter sports enthusiasts will have a great time at the Val de Morteau or Metabief Mont d´Or ski resorts. The region of Franche-Comte is punctuated by numerous ski areas: cross-country skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding or sledding. Want to go ice-skating with a view of the peaks? Head to the Lac de l'Abbaye or Lac des Rousses in Jura. The frozen lakes of Bouverans and Malpas in Doubs will also make a beautiful setting for your artistic arabesques.
Is it in summer that you want to book a holiday rental in Franche-Comte? Fill up on laughter and refreshing moments while kayaking near Pont-du-Navoy. You can also go swimming in the Vouglans lake, Narlay lake or Autet beach: just because you are not going on vacation by the sea does not mean that you are not allowed to come back tanned! The Lepuix acropark will appeal to young and old alike, and downhill mountain biking down the hillsides of Metabief will leave great memories for athletes.
Lovers of art and culture? Discover La Maison de la Vache qui Rit (the house of the Laughing Cow) in Lons-le-Saunier, the Maison du Comte (the house of Compte cheese) in Poligny, the Courbet Museum in Ornans, the Time Museum in Besançon or the Maison du Parc naturel du Haut-Jura near Lajoux. From your holiday accommodation in Franche-Comte, do not miss the visit of the Oricourt castle to go back in time a few centuries back, and plan a hike near the Herisson waterfall.
Uxelles: your holiday rental Franche-Comte
A vacation rental with a swimming pool in Franche-Comte, you dare not even dream of it? However, the Vacanceole Group offers accommodation in the Franche-Comte region with not only a swimming pool, but also many other services just for you. Discover the holiday village Les Crozats***, located in Uxelles. You will be accommodated in a room or a pretty wooden chalet with typical architecture and which can accommodate up to 6 people. On the programme during your stay: lazing by the heated indoor swimming pool, and relaxation in the sauna and hammam. There is even a games room for children. The establishment is very well located, 20 km from Lons-le-Saunier and not far from the Herisson waterfall.
What if we told you that even during a family stay, you could spend some time with your partner? The Vacanceole Group grants your every wish with this vacation rental with kids’ club in Franche-Comte! Your little ones will be taken care of and enjoy a great time with other children their own age. When you pick them up in the evening, they'll be in a hurry to go back the next day! It is the ideal solution to enjoy a truly relaxing holiday, for both parents and children.
The Vacanceole Group also offers you an eco-friendly stay in Franche-Comte, by booking a stay in a residence sensitive to the protection of the environment. Committed to a CSR approach for several years, Vacanceole has in fact set up new responsible habits and eco-gestures in each of its establishments, for sustainable tourism. Let yourself be tempted by a stay in the countryside in every sense of the word and take advantage of this fair stay to gradually learn to change your life. Proof of their commitment to the service of nature, some Vacanceole residences are even labeled Green Key or LPO Refuge (for the protection of birds)!