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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.

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  • Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie Recommended Recommended

    1 pl. de la Révolution F - 25000 Besançon

    Housed in the former corn exchange (1835), this museum was extended in 1971 by Louis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier. It houses a fine collection of Egyptian and Gallo-Roman antiquities, and statues and items from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The..

  • Old Town Recommended Recommended

    F - 25000 Besançon

    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...

  • The Citadel Recommended Recommended

    99 Rue des Fusillés-de-la-Résistance F - 25000 Besançon

    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 ..

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Hotels Besançon

  • Hotel Regina

    91, Grande Rue F - 25000 Besançon

    Prix Prices from : 62 €

    The Hotel Regina is located in a quiet courtyard in the historical centre of Besancon. It offers comfortable rooms with simple decor and free Wi-Fi internet access. All the rooms at Hotel Regina come with a private bathroom, toilet and a TV. The ho..

  • hôtel mercure besancon parc micaud Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    3 avenue Edouard Droz F - 25000 BESANCON

    Prix Prices from : 99 €

    Opposite the Micaud Park and in the heart of the Casino Gardens, the four-star Mercure Besançon Parc Micaud H offers bedrooms which are both comfortable and convivial right in the town centre of Besançon. Modern and generous menu in the restaurant, w..

  • Hotel Du Nord

    8, rue Moncey F - 25000 Besançon

    This hotel is set in the heart of Besançon, just 700 metres from the banks of the Doubs River. Guests have free Wi-Fi internet access and are invited to relax in the hotel's lounge bar. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided in each of..

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