Christmas in Franche-Comté

From November 24, 2012 to January 05, 2013
  • Spectacle de Noël à Moirans-en-Montagne

    Spectacle de Noël à Moirans-en-Montagne

    © Moirans-en-Montagne

  • Spectacles et animations à Besançon

    Spectacles et animations à Besançon

    © Ville de Besançon

  • Noël à Montbéliard

    Noël à Montbéliard

    © Denis BRETEY

Christmas in Franche-Comté besançon fr

History and traditions

From the foothills of the Vosges to the Jura Mountains, the region puts on its best display of Christmas spirit. Throughout the month of December, a dazzling daily array of activities awaits you, from the soft rejoicings of the choirs to the mystery and magic of ancient folk tales; Franche-Comté knows how to put on a good show.

Festivities throughout Franche-Comté

Celebrate Saint Lucie in Montbéliard

December 13. The festivities begin at nightfall as children parade through the streets, dressed in white and adored with twinkling crowns.

Musical walks in Besançon

Join in on our musical tours throughout the town, and learn about out Christmas traditions through poetry and song. Thanks to our volunteers; there will be plenty of surprises along the way,! A perfect way to learn about Besançon’s cultural heritage!


From December 14-16th. The village known for its production of wooden toys, puts on a rich display of over 30 street performances. Visitors will have the choice of taking part in creative ateliers such as cooking and basket-making, listening to our fascinating stories or taking in a puppet show. A true celebration in anticipation of the arrival of the star of the show!

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