Franche-Comté


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Franche-Comté

A long time stronghold of the dukes of Burgundy, the Franche-Comté, at the border of Switzerland, is an area which was attached completely to the kingdom of France only under Louis XIV. At the XIXth century, it is in County that the Prussians stopped the Second Empire. Today made up of the Haute-Saône, of the Territory of Belfort, Doubs and the Jura, the Franche-Comté is an area where it makes good food, proud its traditions and of its culture. Here, proximity of Switzerland obliges, the clock industry was a long time famous and even if the superb clocks comtoises are generally found in the museums, the clock making Masters knew to start again an industry a time died. In addition to the clock industry, the Franche-Comté is also the fatherland of the pipes, the toy or of the spectacle industry...

If the francs-comtois were remarkable craftsmen during the centuries, the gastronomy is also famous. In winter, when the air is refreshed, do not miss all the savour of a good Saucisse de Morteau, accompanied by "rösti" (wafers of potato) and by a salad of "cramaillots" (dandelions). The wild mushrooms put out of preserve lovingly will scent some of the best dishes of our gastronomy. For the amateurs, the Jura will astonish you by a Vin Jaune from Arbois with cider, nut and almonds flavour which is sometimes confused with the wine of straw, another Jura's curiosity. But the fame of the area passes undoubtedly by the cheeses and the most famous one is the Comté with the yellow and fruity paste, but also Cancoillotte, the Blue de Gex or the Mont d'Or which can be consumed hot, with the small spoon...


Produits du terroir en Franche-Comté