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Bourgogne Franche-Comte

Self catering holiday homes, gites, cottages and farmhouses with pools for rent in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comté region of France.

Departments of Bourgogne - Franche-Comté and their department numbers:
Cote D’Or (21)   Doubs (25)   Jura (39)   Nievre (58)   Haute Saone (70)
Soane et Loire (71)   Yonne (89)    Territoire-de-Belfort (90)

Gites and Cottages

Bois de Ban large holiday farmhouse in Jura MountainsBois de Ban                                                          7 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12 -15Jura holiday home with pool Franche-Comte
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Large holiday farmhouse for rent in the small hamlet of Loisia in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté. The holiday property, with swimming pool, can accommodate 12 comfortably but has beds for 15. More...

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French holiday farmhouse with pool in Suran Valley Croupet                                                       9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10 - 15Jura holiday property with pool
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French holiday farmhouse in the Jura, close to the Burgundy border. The property, with swimming pool, is set in just over an acre of its own grounds. Croupet is in a hamlet situated in the Suran valley on a quiet country lane which leads to the villages of La Pérouse and Monnetay. More...

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Franche Comte is one of the furthest areas from the French coastlines. It stretches along the Franco-Swiss border and has a mountainous landscape of breathtaking valleys, rivers, underground caverns, forests and over 80 lakes.

The area attracts hikers, skiers, rock climbers and cyclists, and people who enjoy pure, fresh air and wonderful food.

The products of this region are varied; crystal glassware, pipe-making, clocks, cheeses, salted meats, fine wines and snails.

Places of interest

Besancon(Jura) - capital of Franche Comte. A hilly town of historical and artistic interest and clock-making centre. The Museum Comtois exhibiting rural culture and traditions is housed in the Citadel here.

Dole(Jura) - built on the banks of the River Doubs, it has a medieval town centre. The 16th century church is the largest in Franche Comte.

Arbois(Jura) - wine capital of the Jura. Famous for its fine wines (the vin jaune and vin de paille) and annual wine festivals. Medieval Chateau which houses the museum of viticulture.

Lons-le-Saunier(Jura) - ancient Roman spa city with therapeutic salt waters. Situated in the heart of the Jura vineyards.

A long-time a favourite destination of European travellers, Burgundy is quickly becoming "discovered" by tourists who are eager to leave the hustle-bustle of Paris behind them and experience the pleasures of Eastern France: storybook villages, winding wine roads, fascinating museums, splendid cathedrals and a wealth of outdoor activities.

Burgundy

With such an exceptional geographic location, Burgundy has been called the meeting place of civilizations.

Right in the heart of Europe, this area still bears the marks of a glorious and turbulent past that has great appeal for tourists.

Chalon sur Soane is a major town. It has theatres, cinemas, restaurants and cafes, museums, parks, swimming pool, sports and other recreational facilities, together with an excellent shopping area. Parking is always readily available.

Chagny is on the Route des Grande Vins. It is a centre for boating on the canal that links the Rivers Soane and Loire. There is a swimming pool, many restaurants and a Sunday morning market.

La Ferte has a man-made lake with a sandy beach, pedalos, shady wood, picnic tables, and cafe. Close by is the site of the first monastery founded by St. Etienne, with guided tours in English.

Beaune with its Hotel-Dieu, a Flemish-Burgundian-Gothic building, is worth a visit.

Dijon is described in the Lonely Planet guide as one of France’s most appealing provincial cities, with medieval and Renaissance buildings. Here you can visit the Duke's palace, stroll in the spacious streets and buy what was first grown in the vineyards, mustard.

The Morvan is a region of outstanding natural beauty. Sitting in the centre of Bourgogne is the Morvan Forest, a national park covering nearly a quarter of a million hectares.

Vezelay village lies on a hill on the left bank of the Cure River. Its great Benedictine abbey and the hill is UNESCO heritage listed.

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