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Franche Comté

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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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