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FRANCHE-COMTE TRAVEL GUIDE

Franche Comté


The Jura or Franche-Comté: call it what you will, these rugged, river-crossed mountains bordered by Switzerland to the east and Burgundy to the west, are one of France's best-kept secrets. Had Steven Spielberg given the matter some thought, he could have--maybe should have--shot Jurassic Park in Franche-Comté. For it was here, some 260 million years ago, that the geological upheavals that wracked our planet for 45 million years reached the most violent pitch. Read on...

GENERAL FRANCHE-COMTÉ

Michel Bras

LOCAL FOODS
The Cheeses of Jean Perrin
Learn about the cheese-making methods of the Jean Perrin cheeses made in the Franche-Comt region. These cheeses are circled with a round with various tree barks and aged in mountain vaults in order to produce exquisite flavors.


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(Updated: 01/07/13 CT)

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