Population: 1,179,374.

Demographics: the natural surplus helps to maintain population growth.

Density: 72.1 inhabitants per km².

Surface area: 16,202 km².

Prefecture - sub-prefecture : Besançon - Lons-le-Saulnier - Vesoul - Belfort

Number of municipalities: 1,785.

Region of belonging - departments composing it : Franche-Comté - 25 (Doubs) - 39 (Jura) - 70 (Haute-Saône) - 90 (Territory of Belfort).

Highlight: The Crêt Pela (Jura) at 1,495 metres.

Main rivers: the Saône, the Ain, the Ognon and the Doubs.

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Une fromagerie familiale centenaire .

The Haute-Saône is a tourist department to discover. It is also a department where the famous cancoillotte is produced, an essential speciality of Franche-Comté. The method of production goes back to ancient times, and this know-how has been passed down from generation to generation. The MILLERET family in Charcenne is an example of this. With its four generations of cheese makers, it is one of those people from the Comtois region who have ...

Sur les terres de La Gauloise Blanche.

We often talk about Vin Jaune or a typical Jura white wine, but what dish should it go with? Bresse poultry is a must. In the address book of the Petit Futé you will find the Ferme Roussel-Voisard. Here the breeding of the famous Gauloise Blanche is done in the open air, with rotation of spaces where the gallinaceous go to eat. The land is rested for several months, then the sheep are brought in for a natural shearing before welcoming new ...

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