Besançon

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Overview

Besançon, the fortified city Bescançon’s old town La Boucle nestles in a tight meander of the River Doubs in Eastern France. The World Heritage-listed 17th-century citadel looks down on streets of white stone buildings dating as far back as Roman times. Archways and secretive courtyards are ripe for aimless (...)

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Getting there You can get to Besançon from Lyon, Marseille and Basel. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:13 HK$184
From Frankfurt 03:47 HK$478
From Avignon 03:24 HK$340
From Lyon 01:58 HK$138
From Marseille 03:43 HK$184
From Basel 01:06 HK$165
From Dijon 00:36 HK$110
From Aix En Provence Tgv 03:28 HK$184
From Strasbourg 01:26 HK$110
From Mannheim 03:08 HK$469
From Mulhouse 00:39 HK$110
From Karlsruhe 02:35 HK$359
From Baden Baden 02:13 HK$552
From Bourg En Bresse 01:32 HK$147
From Montbard 01:14 HK$257
From Mouchard 00:27 HK$83
From Dole 00:25 HK$83
From Montbeliard 00:19 HK$110
From Morteau 01:16 HK$110
From Arbois 00:34 HK$83
From Belfort 00:19 HK$110
From Champagnole 01:07 HK$129
From Colmar 00:55 HK$110
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:19 HK$110


Getting around From Besançon, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Dole 00:36 HK$83
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:25 HK$110
To Montbeliard 01:25 HK$110
To Belfort 01:25 HK$110
To Baden Baden 02:16 HK$349
To Karlsruhe 02:40 HK$267
To Champagnole 02:57 HK$129
To Colmar 03:01 HK$110
To Dijon 03:07 HK$110
To Mulhouse 03:08 HK$110
To Mouchard 03:11 HK$83
To Mannheim 03:12 HK$359
To Arbois 03:13 HK$83
To Paris Cdg Airport 03:14 HK$451
To Montbard 03:20 HK$138
To Strasbourg 03:37 HK$110
To Lyon 03:46 HK$175
To Frankfurt 03:52 HK$267
To Bourg En Bresse 04:46 HK$147
To Lille 05:55 HK$690
To Paris 05:59 HK$184
To Avignon 06:08 HK$405
To Aix En Provence Tgv 06:10 HK$524
To Marseille 06:27 HK$303
To Cerbere 07:31 HK$1,195
To Arles 07:38 HK$487
To Nice 15:09 HK$616

While you're there

Besançon, the fortified city

Bescançon’s old town La Boucle nestles in a tight meander of the River Doubs in Eastern France. The World Heritage-listed 17th-century citadel looks down on streets of white stone buildings dating as far back as Roman times. Archways and secretive courtyards are ripe for aimless wandering.

Hop off the train and let yourself be amazed by the military fortifications, the chapel and the kilometres of ramparts of the perfectly restored citadel. Besançon also houses three museums among which the poignant Resistance and Deportation Museum.

Besançon can boast about having a considerable and well-conserved patrimony representing most of the historic periods. From Antiquity, we advise you to see the "Black Door", a picturesque triumphal arch which decor was decided by Marcus-Aurelius himself.

The Renaissance Granvelle Palace dates back from the 16th century and houses the Time Museum, commemorating the importance of the clock making in Besançon, leading to its position of French watch capital in the 19th century.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Besançon can be found.


Besancon Mouiller

Address: 11 Avenue Édouard Droz 25000 Besançon

Besancon Viotte

Address: 2-4 Avenue de la Paix 25000 Besançon

 



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