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  • Former Administrative Regions: Burgundy and Franche-Comte
  • Historically Known As: Kingdom of Burgundy

  • Type: Region of France

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, an administrative region in eastern France on the border with Switzerland, consists of eight departments Cote-d'Or, Doubs, Haute-Saone, Jura, Nievre, Saone-et-Loire, Territoire de Belfort and Yonne. - AsNotedIn



Canyon, Gorge

Arc-et-Senans Town
Autun Commune of France
Bazoches, FR Village
Nievre, FR
Beaune Town
Belfort, FR City
Besancon, FR City
Charquemont, FR Town
Doubs (department), FR
Clos de Vougeot Vineyard
Cluny Commune of France
Corbigny Town
Dijon City
Doubs Gorge Canyon, Gorge
Herisson Waterfalls Waterfall
La Bussiere-sur-Ouche Village
La Cure Village
Marmagne, Cote-d'Or Commune of France
Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps - France
Ronchamp Town
Salins-les-Bains Town
The Baume-Les-Messieurs Reculee Valley Jura (department), FR
Vandenesse Village
Vezelay Town


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1776/06/00 Claude-Francois-Dorothee Inventor Built in 1774 by Marquis Claude de Jouffroy's, the 40-foot PALMIPEDE, equipped with a Newcomen steam engine, makes its sea trials in June and July of 1776 on the Doubs river between Besancon and Montbeliard. Invention of the Steamboat

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Doubs Gorge Canyon, Gorge
Herisson Waterfalls Waterfall
Jura Mountains Mountain Range

Data »

Particulars for Bourgogne-Franche-Comte:
Locale type Region of France

Vicinage »

Cote-d'Or Department of France
Jura (department), FR Department of France
Nievre, FR Department of France

Creative Works »

Bon-Bon (short story) Short Story
Edgar Allan Poe In his seclusions the Vin de Bourgogne had its allotted hour, and there were appropriate moments for the Cotes du Rhone.
Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort Book
Edith Wharton Belfort is a city in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region of France located between Lyon and Strasbourg.
The Red and the Black (book) Novel Stendhal Book I: Julien Sorel is from the fictional village of Verrieres in Franche-Comte, a cultural and historical region of eastern France.
The War of the Buttons Book Louis Pergaud The two youth gangs in "The War of the Buttons" are from the villages of Longeverne and Velarns, 1890s

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