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Vallée de La Loue - ©CRT de Franche-Comté
- The mountain terrain
Two massifs: the Jura Massif that forms a natural border with Switzerland, and the Vosges Massif that straddles three regions, namely Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté.
Jura Massif peaks: Crêt Pela> 1495m - Mont d’Or> 1463m
Vosges Massif peaks: Ballon d’Alsace> 1247m - Ballon de Servance> 1216m
5.350 km of waterways, of which 4549km can be fished, 80 lakes, 1000 ponds,320km of navigable waterways (the Saône and the Doubs).
Forest covers 42% (705,000 hectares) of the Franche-Comté, making it the most wooded region in France
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- A range of activities to choose from:
In summer, there are 5000km of paths for hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking. In winter, there are 3500km of signposted and maintained cross-country skiing trails, as well as those belonging to the Grande Traversée du Jura (GTJ: 200km).
187km of bike paths – Eurovélo 6
Around 200 visitor attractions including museums, tourist attractions, and monuments.
- Main industries :
Industry in the Franche-Comté is made up of traditional crafts such as watchmaking, production of glasses in Morez, and woodworking in Haut-Jura. Large industrial companies are also present in the region, and include car and transport manufacturers like PSA Peugeot-Citroën in Montbéliard and Alstom in Belfort, as well as chemical companies with Solvay operating in Dole.
Besançon, place Pasteur - ©CRT de Franche-Comté
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