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  2. Besançon - Wikipediaçon

    Besançon is located in the north-east quarter of France on the river Doubs. It is about 325 kilometres (202 miles) east of the national capital of Paris, 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Dijon in Burgundy, 125 km (78 mi) northwest of Lausanne in Switzerland, and 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Belfort in Franche-Comté.

  3. Besançon, city, capital of Doubs département, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, eastern France. It lies astride a horseshoe meander of the Doubs River , 45 miles (75 km) east of Dijon . It early became the chief town (Vesontio) of the Sequani Gauls and in 58 bce was taken by Julius Caesar .

  4. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Besancon - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in Besancon, France: See Tripadvisor's 47,463 traveler reviews and photos of Besancon tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in October. We have reviews of the best places to see in Besancon. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  5. 15 Best Things to Do in Besançon (France) - The Crazy Tourist

    Categories France Tags Besancon 15 Best Things to Do in Besançon (France): Citadel; Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie; Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation; Musée du Temps; Besançon Cathedral; Astronomical Clock; Quai Vauban; Battant Quarter; Porte Noire; Victor Hugo's Birthplace; Fort de Chaudanne; Église Sainte-Madeleine ...

  6. Besançon travel - Lonely Planet | France, Europe

    France. Capped with a citadel and folded into a bend in the Doubs River, Besançon is a pleasant surprise. Unshowy and laid-back, the capital of the Doubs département nonetheless offers a broad spectrum of culture: 18th-century town houses, many now housing hotels and restaurants; active contemporary arts and local music scenes; and monuments ...

  7. Besançon Travel Guide: The French City You've Never Heard Of

    Besançon, France features rolling hills, a winding river, white stone buildings, and an impressive 17th-century fort. The city is known as the Capital of Time for its contributions to watchmaking, and offers related museums and historic sites.

  8. Besancon: France’s Historic Hidden Gem | TravelAwaits

    Close to the majestic Jura Mountains and the Swiss border, Besancon, located in eastern France, is an under-the-radar destination for American visitors. Besancon is the capital city of the Franche-Comte, a significant cultural and historic region of France. Named an official Town of Art and History by the French Ministry of Culture in 1986 ...

  9. Besancon, France 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    Besancon is known for some of its popular attractions, which include: La Citadelle de Besancon; Musée du Temps et Palais Granvelle; Horloge Astronomique De la Cathédrale; Parc Micaud; Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation

  10. Must-see attractions Besançon, The Jura Mountains - Lonely Planet

    Discover the best attractions in Besançon including Citadelle de Besançon, Musée du Temps, and Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie.

  11. Visit Besançon - Citadelle of Besançon

    Besançon is many things: a city of water, the capital of time, the birthplace of great men (Victor Hugo in particular), a winegrowing city with its old Battant district, a land of invention and innovation...and the capital of biodiversity. Roofs of the Palais Granvelle - Musée du Temps, Besançon.