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Take a break in a holiday home in Franche Comte

The birthplace of Louis Pasteur and Victor Hugo, Franche-Comté has been inhabited continuously since the Paleolithic Age. On the border of France and Switzerland, the region stretches from the Vosges Mountains in the north to the forests of the Jura Mountains in the south. The main cities are Besançon, Montbéliard, Belfort and Dole which offer a variety of holiday homes and holiday rentals to choose from.

The Swiss connection and culture

The local cheese, Mont d'or, the smoked mountain Morteau sausage and an aperitif wine called Vin Jaune are as good as their Swiss counterparts and much appreciated by those renting holiday houses and holiday apartments in the region. Given its proximity to Switzerland it is perhaps no surprise that Franche-Comté is France's unofficial watchmaking capital and is also known for optical glass and lens industry. The regional capital, Besancon, is home to one of Europe's oldest art galleries which features original work by Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Renoir, Matisse and other European old masters. Important attractions in the region include the Fortifications of Vauban (a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated along the border), the Roman triumphal arch and the 18th century Palais Granvelle in Besançon. The city is also home to the Musée du Temps devoted to local archeologyand the Musée de la Résistance.

All things natural

Deep pine forests, mountains and cultivated fields characterise the region's landscape. The Jura mountain range, although not as mighty as the French Alps, is France's first cross-country skiing area. The summit affords extensive views over the Alps and across Lake Geneva. Hikers will find the well signposted trails gentle and easy which makes them a great option for families with children. There are numerous opportunities for camping, hiking, mountain biking and watersports and in winter Nordic and downhill skiing are popular. With many holiday apartments and holiday houses to choose from, booking holiday homes or a holiday rental in Franche Comte is the perfect beginning for a family holiday.

The top rated locations in the Franche Comte

  1. Fresse

  • Brotte-lès-Ray, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 616341
    from USD 266
    for 1 week
    Approx. 150 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, ,
    5.0 out of 5
    5 Customer reviews
  • Esmoulières, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 7 persons

    Property no. 975968
    from USD 625
    for 1 week
    Approx. 110 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), TV, washing machine, dishwasher
    4.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Frais, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 908590
    from USD 623
    for 1 week
    Approx. 90 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Brotte-lès-Ray, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 7 persons

    Property no. 480146
    from USD 335
    for 1 week
    Approx. 126 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 3), TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, grass beach approx. 7 km
    4.3 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
  • Abbévillers, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Property no. 975980
    from USD 860
    for 1 week
    Approx. 180 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher,
  • Haut-du-Them-Château-Lambert, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Property no. 975973
    from USD 499
    for 1 week
    Approx. 86 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Chargey-lès-Port, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Property no. 1131245
    from USD 574
    for 1 week
    Approx. 85 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Besancon, Franche Comte

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons

    Property no. 2101264
    Approx. 18 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Wifi
  • Anchenoncourt-et-Chazel, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 5 adults + 1 child

    Property no. 1964766
    from USD 539
    for 1 week
    Approx. 120 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, beach approx. 30 km
  • La Rosière, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1570989
    from USD 750
    for 1 week
    pets not allowed,
  • Delain, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Property no. 1131246
    from USD 1,236
    for 1 week
    1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, ,
  • Athesans-Étroitefontaine, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 2 persons

    Property no. 1389631
    from USD 533
    for 1 week
    Approx. 42 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), non-smoking property
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