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From the mountain villages in the Jura, via the medieval village in Haute-Saône, all the Petites Cités Comtoises de Caractère stand out with their simultaneously unique and authentic personality.
Immerse yourself in the centre of the native region of the famous painter Courbet
Leave on a discovery journey of those 38 typical villages with the label « Petites Cités Comtoises de Caractère » (PCCC) and 4 out of them are listed « prettiest villages in France » (Baume-les-Messieurs, Château-Chalon, Lods and Pesmes)
Nature and landscapes are a major part of the prestige and charm of the Petites Cités Comtoises de Caractère : nestled in a cirque like Baume-les Messieurs, perched on a rocky peak like Château-Châlon or surrounded by vines like Arbois, they all have one thing in common: a geographical singularity that is sure to generate amazement in the visitor.
Strolling between abbeys and churches, castles, townhouses, wash houses and fountains in those villages which have all preserved beautiful testimonials of their rich past.
They each provide a special atmosphere: in Fondremand, a quintessential medieval town the artisanal and artistic life prevails. Other example, Arc-et-Senans standing out with its Unesco listed building : the Royale Saltworks. In another style Morteau located in the Jura mountains invites to discover its watch making tradition.
Today the association has 38 villages united by a common cause: protecting and promoting a typical regional heritage while raising awareness of the public to the richness of those municipalities.
Beyond that the purpose also is to bring new dynamism to those rural regions by developing events, animations and a quality welcome.
Doubs : Arc-et-Senans, Baume-les-Dames, Belvoir, Jougne, Lods, Mouthier-Haute-Pierre, Morteau, Ornans, Quingey, Rougemont, St-Hippolyte, Vandoncourt, Vuillafans.
Jura : Arbois, Arlay, Baume-les-Messieurs, Château-Chalon, Nozeroy, Orgelet, Poligny, Salins-les-Bains, Sellières.
Haute-Saône : Bucey-les-Gy, Champlitte, Chariez, Gy, Faucogney-et-la-Mer, Faverney, Fondremand, Jussey, Marnay, Montbozon, Pesmes, Ray-sur-Saône, Scey-sur-Saône, Vauvillers, Villersexel.
Belfort region : Bermont.