The Burgundy-Franche-Comté region, spread over 8 departments - Côte-d Or, Doubs, Haute-Saône, Jura, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, Territoire de Belfort, Yonne - is a tourist region in more ways than one, offering nature, built heritage and gastronomy.
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From the mountains of the Haut-Jura to the lakes of the Morvan, from the banks of the Doubs and the Saône to those of the Seine and the Loire, there is a great diversity of landscapes and preserved nature to be discovered on foot, on horseback, in a caravan, by canoe, by boat or by motorbike... To you the 1 000 km of canals of Burgundy, the plateau of the 1 000 ponds (Haute-Saône), the 7 waterfalls of Hérisson (Jura), the Mont Beuvray and the Roche de Solutré (great site of France). In the historical chapter: the hospices of Beaune, the Clos de Vougeot, the Palace of the Dukes and States in Dijon, the remains of Alesia, the abbeys of Cîteaux and Cluny, Bartholdi s lion in Belfort, Vézelay and its basilica. Unesco has also classified the citadel of Besançon and the climates of the Burgundy vineyards, with 33 Grand Crus Classés and 100 AOCs. Local specialities include: blue-veined ham, Montbéliard or Morteau sausage, snails, comté, morbier, Mont d Or vacherin, cancoillotte, époisses, bleu de Gex. Let s add mustard and gingerbread from Dijon and aniseed from Flavigny. Finally, Burgundy-Franche-Comté is a wellness destination with 5 spas: Luxeuil-les-Bains, Bourbon-Lancy, Salins-les-Bains, Lons-le-Saunier and Saint-Honoré-les-Bains.