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Culture for children

Undulating terrain, varied landscapes, and a diverse environment make Franche-Comté the perfect playground for both young and old. Indeed, many sites have been specially designed to welcome families, allowing them to learn while having fun.

Trips and tours for children

For children, enjoying a tour of a town and understanding its history is not always easy, so several towns have sought to provide fun, interactive methods of learning and discovery.

In the Ornans-Loue-Lison area, at Ornans in particular, they will love taking part in geocaching, a cross between a treasure hunt and a paper chase. The course provides an insight into the land of Gustave Courbet, with several levels of difficulty and 13 different routes.

In Dole, the Chat Perché trail will allow old and young to follow in the footsteps of writer Marcel Aymé, on a 4km loop around the town.

In Haute-Saône, kids can enjoy discovering old Vesoul and its rich history, with the help of a discovery booklet for the younger children and a relief map for the older ones. 

Finally, they can take part in the paper chase organised by the town of Arbois and go on a pelican hunt while also learning about the town’s cultural and architectural heritage.

Zoos and wildlife parks

Whether they are big or small, hairy or feathered, on two legs or four, Franche Comté love animals.

At Besançon Citadel, you can discover rare and protected species at the Zoo, the Insectarium, the aquarium, and even the Noctarium. Young children can enjoy petting animals in complete safety at the Little Farm.

Take a trip back into prehistory in the heart of the Ornans-Loue-Lison area. The well-equipped Dino Zoo park allows you to discover the age of dinosaurs and prehistory through reproductions of these fascinating creatures.

Learning can be fun !

The Pavillon des Sciences in Montbéliard is a real paradise for those who like to learn while also having fun. Science at your fingertips!

The Peugeot Adventure Museum transports us into the world of the car, with a continually updated exhibition and a discovery zone suitable for young children.

A duty of remembrance

The Abolition of Slavery Route runs through several sites in Franche-Comté. This is a journey of remembrance that provides a better understanding of this chapter of history, while also revealing exceptional sites such as the Negritude Centre and the Château de Joux.