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.