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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 travel - Lonely Planet | France, Europe

    Besançon. 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 ...

  4. 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 .

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

    Things to Do in Besancon, France: See Tripadvisor's 46,928 traveler reviews and photos of Besancon tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Besancon. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  6. Besançon - city and visitor guide -

    Cradled in a loop of the river Doubs, at the foot of its towering citadel, the ancient city of Besançon is one of the best preserved historic cities in France. In pre-Roman times, it was the capital of an area known as Sequania. When the area was conquered by the Romans, Julius Caesar described this naturally defensive site as "the jewel in my ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.