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 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..
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...
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 ..
8, rue Moncey F - 25000 Besançon
Prix Prices from : 71 €
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..
9 Quai Vauban F - 25000 Besançon
Located in Besançon, Hotel Vauban a 2-minute walk from the Museum of Fine Arts and an 18-minute walk from the Citadel of Besançon. It offers free internet access, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Serviced by a lift, all the soundproofed rooms fea..
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..
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!
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.
9 quai Vauban F - 25000 Besançon
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.