9 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

9 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Besancon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaune
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montbard
— 2 nights
Drive
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Treigny
— 1 night
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Besancon

— 2 nights
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains), Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux) and Belvedere des Quatre Lacs (in La Chaux-du-Dombief). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of La Citadelle de Besancon, admire the sheer force of Cascade de l’Audeux, don't miss a visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais de Justice de Besancon.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Besancon trip planner.

Paris to Besancon is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Besancon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Besancon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Beaune

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Beaune: Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs (in Baume-les-Messieurs), Abbey of Cluny (in Cluny) and Dijon (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Place de la Liberation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole, and don't miss a visit to Le Cassissium.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beaune travel route planner.

You can drive from Besancon to Beaune in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Beaune sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Montbard

— 2 nights
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Abbaye de Fontenay, do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Sainte Madeleine. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de l'Auxois, take an in-depth tour of MuseoParc Alesia, then stop by Yazmhil Et Brice Corman, Maroquiniers Createurs, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Montbard trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Montbard takes 1.5 hours. In July in Montbard, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Treigny.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Treigny

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at La Ferme du Chateau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, and then step into the grandiose world of Guédelon.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Treigny travel route planner.

Getting from Montbard to Treigny by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Treigny are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Treigny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards