Franche-Comté is a traditional province and the former administrative province of the new region known as Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It is surrounded by the departments of Jura, Doubs, and Haute-Saône. The place derived its name from the Franche Comté de Bourgogne which is also known as the Free County of Burgundy and is separated from the region of Burgundy proper in the fifteenth century. The name “Franche-Comté” is feminine as the word “Comté” in the past was feminine, but today it is masculine. The principal cities of Franche-Comté are Belfort, Besancon, and Montbéliard. It lies in the eastern part of France and lies all along the Swiss border. It also has the 2000-year-old capital city of Besancon. It is also a favorite place where you can find exotic Jura Wines.
Franche-Comté is an inland region of France and is situated on the eastern part. Due to the reason that it lies close to Switzerland, it sports a continental weather. It has hot summers and cold and long winters as it is situated at an altitude. On the other hand, springs and autumns are quite sunny are quite sunny, and the temperature remains mild. The climate of Franche-Comté is similar to the Alsace’s one. The Franche-Comté is situated between the Vosges in the north and the Jura in the south. As a result of this location, the climate of this region is variable. This area gets abundant rainfall all year long, but can be arid years.
The Jura region produces some might wine like the Savagnin and Chardonnay. On the other hand, if a tourist visits this place on the first Sunday of September, then they would be greeted with fascinating sights of the best wine rolled outside the cellars. One can also find a vast assortment of foods on the stalls.