Things to see and do - Besançon
Unmissable tourist sites
Besançon Travel guide
Besançon : Michelin's recommendations
Discretely nestled in a bend of the Doubs river, Besançon is the capital of the Franche-Comté region. The town offers numerous attractions to visitors: narrow pedestrianised streets, delightful private mansions, the famous Palais Granvelle, and many other vestiges of its illustrious past. Perched high on a rocky spur, the citadel built by Vauban has retained its imposing appearance, attracting thousands of visitors inside its thick walls.
Tourist attractions Besançon : Things to see and do
1 place de la Révolution
Housed in the former corn exchange, this museum was extended in the late 1960s by Louis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier. It houses a fine collection of Egyptian and Gallo-Roman antiquities, and statues and artefacts from the Middle Ages and Renaissan..
Begin your walk at the Pont Battant and admire the lovely façades of the 17C houses on the banks of the Doubs. Savour the market atmosphere on Place de la Révolution and then continue on down Grande-Rue, the main street of the town since Roman times...
99 Rue des Fusillés-de-la-Résistance
During the Romain period, this included a Pagan temple, which was followed by a church. After the French conquest of 1674, Vauban added the fortress which stands 118 metres above the Doubs and which, after several changes of of hand (barracks, State ..
5, Avenue Maréchal Foch F - 25000 BESANCON
Prix Prices from : 39 €
At the heart of the transport network, you're only 3 minutes from the train station and 10 minutes from the city center. Perfect for business travel, with 24-hour access and free WIFI, the ibis budget Besançon Centre Gare (formerly Etap Hotel) has ai..
33 rue des Granges F - 25000 Besançon
Located in the centre of Besançon, Hôtel de Paris offers contemporary décor, a 24-hour reception, terrace and massage treatments upon request. The Besançon Citadelle is just a 15-minute walk away. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-scr..
7 Bis Avenue Foch F - 25000 Besançon
Situated a few steps from the Besançon train station and just 5 minutes from the city centre, the Hotel Foch offers quality comfort at an affordable price. This charming hotel provides a panoramic view of downtown from its well-equipped guestrooms..
2 faubourg Rivotte F - 25000 Besançon
In this attractive house at the foot of the citadel, the self-taught chef creates appetising modern dishes. These include marinated salmon with crunchy vegetables, pannacotta etc.
104 rue Battant F - 25000 Besançon
Savour fine dining with a predominance of fish dishes and quality produce in an elegant setting of open stonework and modern touches. The St-Pierre makes for an idyllic experience!
9 quai Vauban F - 25000 Besançon
14 square St-Amour F - 25000 Besançon
A family-run operation - the owner's son skilfully prepares his interpretations of fine, traditional, regional cuisine. Dining room decorated with cowbells and wooden sculpture.