Going Places!


by Bert Schwarz

The Burgundy-Franche-Comté is a beautiful rural region, famous worldwide for its prestigious wine-growing areas and its special cuisine. From low mountain ranges and plateaus crossed by rivers to tranquil small towns in the Doubs, we find everything here - except for the hustle and bustle of the big city.


Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz

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Stories from Franche-Comté
Who knows Les Dombes?
About 300 m above sea level the Dombes are a rather flat affair.
The very attractive capital of Franche-Comté is nestled in a bend of River Doubs.
The medieval old town is known for its extraordinary floral splendour and its preserved buildings.
a village that has remained practically unchanged since the Middle Ages.
a quiet small town on the banks of the Saône with a number of amazingly impressive buildings.
a small, quiet village in the middle of the Dombes region

Besides the lovers of nature and old stone, the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region is also a dream destination for gourmets and wine connoisseurs. We found some recommendable restaurants, whose tasteful cuisine brought high pleasures. Above all the spice bread was what we liked most.

What else?

How You travel is a matter of taste. Very individual. Not really negotiable. And then it's the same every year: «Where we go?»

I won't go into the infinite possibilities here, you know them well enough yourself - at the latest when the offspring screams from behind from the corner (following an old commercial): «I want cows! »

To make a long story short: culture, movement, nature, ... Not to forget culinary delights become - already important, but nevertheless - accessories. The essential aspect is to get to know the country and its people. The easiest way to do this is with a caravan, because here I take care of myself, experience my own adventure unfiltered, directly and self-experienced.

At the end of a journey I can rightly say: «I know this area.» , and the people there.

I have also found in this region that which cannot be captured and framed either on screen or in photo and film files and can say: this part of France and its people I know.