Now we’ve headed to eastern France, to Besançon, a city close to the French border with Switzerland with its centre on the Doubs river. Think galettes (or crêpes), cheese, charcuteries, coq au vin and all the traditional French wines you can imagine, for here is a gastronomical delight!
As well as the food and wine on offer, Besançon has five museums, countless art galleries and is famous for watchmaking and being the birthplace of Victor Hugo.
This small citadel is a perfect base for exploring Dijon (an hour away by train). Catch an excursion boat along the Doubs, visit the canal region of Ornans (a 45 minute bus ride away) and discover the surrounding forests, caves and trails.