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Franche Comté

our waterway cruises Franche Comté

Franche Comté, the other destination for waterway tourism

Franche Comté is home to no less than 100 ponds, 80 lakes and over 5,000 kilo­me­tres of water­ways. Suf­fice to say that the region is a water­way tourism par­adise, and you’ll be able to take advan­tage of this wealth of attrac­tions and count­less lakes and ponds by head­ing to our base in Mon­treux Château.

Pick up your house­boat, famil­iarise your­self with your new hol­i­day set­ting, and we’ll teach you how to steer. You’ll then be able to set off con­fi­dent­ly on the water­ways between the Rhone and the Rhine. Nav­i­gat­ing them will be one of the plea­sures of your day-to-day life on board, offer­ing you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to admire sump­tu­ous land­scapes, as well as delight in trav­el­ling through the locks – one of the high­lights of your trip. The lock in Rochefort-sur-Nenon has been dug into the rock and is guar­an­teed to leave you with unfor­get­table mem­o­ries.

Navigating Franche Comté – a series of discoveries and activities for everyone

Swim­ming, fish­ing, laz­ing by the beach or on the deck of your licence-free house­boat, .… There are many dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties you can enjoy, allow­ing you to ring the changes dur­ing your cruise. You might want to up the inten­si­ty by rid­ing an ATB bike along the tow­paths or to pen­e­trate fur­ther into the region’s forests.

Nav­i­gate to the out­skirts of Besançon and moor up to stop off in the town, home to France’s sec­ond largest urban con­ser­va­tion area. Besançon is on the UNESCO World Her­itage list and will daz­zle you with its Vauban for­ti­fi­ca­tions. Extend the enchant­ment by vis­it­ing Dôle and its col­le­giate church of Notre Dame or Mont­béliard, where you’ll mar­vel at the colour­ful archi­tec­ture. For a calmer, more sooth­ing des­ti­na­tion, head towards Baume les Dames, at the heart of the Doubs and Cusançin val­leys.

Whether you opt for a week­end or sev­er­al weeks away, the oppor­tu­ni­ty for a fam­i­ly hol­i­day or roman­tic break, a water­way cruise in Franche Comté will be a unique expe­ri­ence, remain­ing for­ev­er etched in your mem­o­ries.

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