The Franche Comte region boasts a prestigious past with many historic buidings across all four departments. There are many Chateaux as well as Abbeys and fortified dwellings. Here is a selection of the best chateaux and historic buildings to visit.
Besancon Citadel Definitely a must-see. It occupies a dominant position above the Doubs river valley. This stunning fortress has been a place of struggle and fighting throughout its history. It was created by Vauban, a famous architect that gave France a number of impressive fortified cities. It is still perfectly maintained and can be visited. It also hosts other museums. It is both a tourist and cultural attraction. It is registered in UNESCO world heritage list since July 2008.
The Peugeot Museum The Peugeot Museum explores the history of the famous brand with the "roaring lion". From old cars from the beginning of the last century to futuristic prototypes, racing cars, you can see all things Peugeot here. The museum is foremost targeting young people.
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