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Holiday houses in the Franche Comte & holiday apartments in the Franche Comte

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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.

Reviews from our customers

4.4 out of 5 (21 Customer reviews)
1 The holiday homes and apartments in in the Franche Comte have been rated by 21 customers, scoring 4.4 out of 5 houses, on average.

The top rated locations in the Franche Comte

  1. Fresse

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  • Property no. 480146
    from GBP 158
    for 1 week

    Brotte-lès-Ray, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 7 persons

    Approx. 126 m², 3 bedrooms, pets are allowed (max. 3), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, grass beach approx. 7 km
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 601413
    from GBP 309
    for 1 week

    Mondon, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 4 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 86 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property
  • Property no. 1006233
    from GBP 247
    for 1 week

    Belfort, Franche Comte

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property
    3.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 653360
    from GBP 408
    for 1 week

    Miellin, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 9 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 17 km
    3.7 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
    There are 5 further property types with 5 accommodations for this complex
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  • Property no. 616341
    from GBP 183
    for 1 week

    Brotte-lès-Ray, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 150 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher,
    5.0 out of 5
    3 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 908590
    from GBP 413
    for 1 week

    Frais, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 90 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), digital TV, Internet, washing machine,
  • Property no. 1143777
    from GBP 458
    for 1 week

    Chamblay, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), cable TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Property no. 1175315
    from GBP 894
    for 1 week

    Vesoul, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 2 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 110 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property,
  • Property no. 748745
    from GBP 418
    for 1 week

    Fresse, Franche Comte

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 72 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, non-smoking property,
    5.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 748858
    from GBP 418
    for 1 week

    Fresse, Franche Comte

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 72 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, non-smoking property,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 852877

    La Rosière, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 205 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, water approx. 1.2 km, sauna, ,
    3.5 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1012057
    from GBP 664
    for 1 week

    La Rosière, Franche Comte

    Holiday home for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, non-smoking property, water approx. 1.2 km, sauna
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