Top cities in Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Cities you will fall in love

There are many big cities in Burgundy-Franche-Comté region, however unlike giant cities like Paris or Lyon, cities in here are so charming and authentic. It whispering the stories and culture of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, so gentle and charming that you will fall in love easily!

Places you should visit first

When it comes to the name of Burgundy, people immediately associates exquisite local gastronomy and superb wines: Burgundy beef, Burgundy escargot, Chablis, Pinot noir … But there are so much more!

When you step into this amazing region, you will be amazed by it’s unique atmosphere and art de vivre. And the best way to start your trip is from those incredible major cities in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Dijon - city of stories

The capital of Burgundy Dijon, is a city of culture, history and many stories. It’s vast protected area is on the UNESCO World Heritage list with the Climates of Burgundy’s vineyard.

No matter you are culture lover, architecture lover, wine lover, gastronomy lover or mustard lover, you will find what you are looking for in Dijon!

Besançon - city of medieval

History can be dated back to pre-Roman times, Besançon, capital of the Franche-Comté region, has so many things to offer.

The historical Citadel, a magnificent example of seventeenth-century military architecture, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, can tell you all you need about this old city. Beautiful river which surrounding Besançon, can be your perfect way to escape into nature. Exquisite museums like Museum of art and Museum of Time will take you back into world of beauty.

Tranquil artistic and historical, welcome to Besançon.

Belfort - city of histories

Belfort’s strategic location, in a natural gap between the Vosges and the Jura, makes it one of the most important city during wars. Hence, so many histories has lefts their traces in this little city.

Belfort is brimming with cultural treasures that you absolutely must check out during your stay! Take a trip back in time as you stroll through the town fortified by Vauban. Say hello to our Lion or relax on the banks of the Pond of the Forges.

Mâcon - city of heritages

Strolling is the best way to discover the old Mâcon which is a mosaic where history and men have left their scattered touch, discreet but living.

There are The Arboretum de Pézanin, one of the richest tree collections in France; The Rock of Solutré; Cluny abbey of vast size and complex elevations and its medieval city of small proportions; Charolle and its breed of cattle, “le boeuf charolais” and so on.

Of course, you can also discover the Mâconnais wine region which famous for its Chardonnay grapes.

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