8 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

8 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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8 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

Start: Paris
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Montbard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Beaune
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Les Fourgs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Besancon
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Montbard

Montbard ©
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. On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Abbaye de Fontenay and then take in the views from Pinard Bridge. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Yazmhil Et Brice Corman, Maroquiniers Createurs, then do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Sainte Madeleine, and finally don't miss a visit to musee du costume Avallon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Montbard trip itinerary planning site .

Paris to Montbard is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In January, daily temperatures in Montbard can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chablis Vititours, Yazmhil Et Brice Corman, Maroquiniers Createurs, Basilique Sainte Madeleine, musee du costume Avallon, Pinard Bridge
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Chablis Vititours ©
Chablis Vititours
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Basilique Sainte Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte Madeleine

3
nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Beaune side-trips: Dijon (Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, Owl's Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beaune trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Montbard to Beaune in 1.5 hours. January in Beaune sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Les Fourgs.

Things to do in Beaune

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Dijon, Les Caves du Vieux Pressoir
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Owl's Trail ©
Owl's Trail
Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin

1
night
Les Fourgs

Les Fourgs ©
Les Fourgs is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in the eastern part of France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Fromagerie Sancey Richard du Mont D'or, then fly down the slopes at Station de ski de Metabief, and then fly down the slopes at Station de ski des Fourgs.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Fourgs trip planner .

You can drive from Beaune to Les Fourgs in 2.5 hours. January in Les Fourgs sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Besancon.

Things to do in Les Fourgs

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Metabief
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2
nights
Besancon

Besancon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then make a trip to La Citadelle de Besancon. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Pont des Capucins, then see the interesting displays at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, then take in panoramic vistas at La Roche de Hautepierre, and finally explore the ancient world of Chateau de Montfaucon.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Besancon tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Les Fourgs to Besancon in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Roche de Hautepierre, La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Chateau de Montfaucon, Pont des Capucins
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La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel ©
La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel
La Citadelle de Besancon ©
La Citadelle de Besancon
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