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Things to do in Franche-Comté

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“You just can't visit Geneva and forget to stop by the lake for a nice relaxing walk. ;)”
  • 46 locals recommend
“Yet another beautifully restored chateau half an hour away by train or car near Montreux.”
  • 65 locals recommend
“Recently renovated this is a must to visit for anyone interested in sport. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
General Travel
“Beautiful cathedral in the middle of Lausanne. You can pay to go to the top of the tower and see the city from another perspective ”
  • 51 locals recommend
“25’ driving distance - Spend a day visiting Charlie Chaplin’s house and museum to never forget his life-long contributions to cinema.”
  • 40 locals recommend
“Les cascades du Hérisson : à 30 minutes de Morez, site naturel incontournable du Jura. Un parcours à pied longe la rivière du Hérisson et permet de profiter des 7 cascades tout au long de la balade. Au pied, la maison des cascades vous plonge dans un univers ludique permettant d'en apprendre encore plus sur ce lieu.”
  • 31 locals recommend
“Crowded bar especially on Friday’s and weekends. Food is also very good there. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
“Beautiful Castle offering multi-media show that depicts history of region.Charming cobble stone villages with nice souvenir shops and atmospheric restaurants offering fondue and typical menu from the region. Check the site as it is seasonal.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“50’ driving distance - Historical home of the Cailler chocolate, a museum and factory tour in the middle of the Swiss countryside.”
  • 48 locals recommend
“La Citadelle construite par Vauban est le fleuron touristique de Besançon Doubs et de la Franche-Comté. Merveille architecturale sa visite des Musées et du Zoo vous ravira.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A great photography museum which has exceptional exhibitions. The building is located in a beautiful park on the lake.”
  • 36 locals recommend
“A water park that will keep the kids (and adults!) happy for hours. Water slides, wave machines, a lazy river and a wellness centre, there's something for everyone. A restaurant offers food and drink all day long.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Super parc, avec accrobranche, tyroliennes couchées hyper rapides, saut de plus de 5m sur structures gonflables, parapente,... Tout est géré par des pros et le cadre est top!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Besançon has been called the watch capital of France, and this museum is dedicated to Besançon and the surrounding region's relationship with all things time related. Climb up to the top of the converted tower for stunning views of the city. Free on Sundays.”
  • 23 locals recommend
“Beautiful neighbourhood on the lake in Lausanne. There's a beautiful castle, lots of restaurants, a lake side park and playground, and much more.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Transit Station
“ ----- [EN] Chillon Castle is located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy. ----- [FR] Site romantique par excellence, le Château de Chillon, près de Montreux, est construit sur un îlot rocheux du Lac Léman, adossé à une pente abrupte recouverte de forêts”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

“Crowded bar especially on Friday’s and weekends. Food is also very good there. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
“There is a wonderful Freddie Mercury exhibition at the Casino. The Casino also has a wonderful pool which is CHF10-15 pp in summer to go to.”
  • 16 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Fresh food, we love their dishes and the staff is professional and friendly”
  • 17 locals recommend
“we can eat but also great to go out drinking a good beer after work.. on peut y manger mais aussi très bien pour sortir boire une bonne bière after work”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Great pizzas and beef tartare - ice cream place next door is delicious too ! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Swiss Restaurant
“Swiss specialties TRY: the all-you-can-eat gourmet raclette or the fondue moitié-moitié”
  • 20 locals recommend
“Popular bar-restaurant. Not much to say for it or against it on my side. Below, the cave is more interesting as it regularly hosts concerts or comedians.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Ardoise pavé de bœuf ou canard, brochettes, salades, moule à la crème, à l'ancienne, les plats du jour les midi, le choix est large et bon. Également bar à bière.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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