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
Rue du Petit-Battant F - 25000 Besançon
This tower is what remains of the 15th C fortifications, and today houses a restaurant. It was saved from destruction because it housed a defence system designed by Vauban.
Place de la Révolution F - 25000 Besançon
The church of this former hospital has been a Protestant place of worship since 1842. The courtyard has preserved a sculpted wood gallery from the early 16C.
rue de la République F - 25000 Besançon
Opposite the town hall, this church has a curious façade created by local architect Bertrand (18th C).
33 rue des Granges F - 25000 Besançon
Prix Prices from : 65 €
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. ..
3 avenue Edouard Droz F - 25000 BESANCON
"The Hotel Mercure is located in the city centre of Besancon, in the garden of the Casino and in front of the ""Micaud"" Park; Near The Vauban Citadelle (UNESCO), Museums and the old district (Middle Age to 19th century). 91 ..
2 fg 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.
14 sq. 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.
3 av. Edouard-Droz F - 25000 Besançon
104 r. 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!