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 $32
From Frankfurt 03:47 $84
From Avignon 03:24 $60
From Lyon 01:58 $24
From Marseille 03:43 $32
From Basel 01:06 $29
From Dijon 00:36 $19
From Aix En Provence Tgv 03:28 $32
From Strasbourg 01:26 $19
From Mannheim 03:08 $83
From Mulhouse 00:39 $19
From Karlsruhe 02:35 $63
From Baden Baden 02:13 $97
From Bourg En Bresse 01:32 $26
From Montbard 01:14 $45
From Mouchard 00:27 $15
From Dole 00:25 $15
From Montbeliard 00:19 $19
From Morteau 01:16 $19
From Arbois 00:34 $15
From Belfort 00:19 $19
From Champagnole 01:07 $23
From Colmar 00:55 $19
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:19 $19


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

To Dole 00:36 $15
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:25 $19
To Montbeliard 01:25 $19
To Belfort 01:25 $19
To Baden Baden 02:16 $62
To Karlsruhe 02:40 $47
To Champagnole 02:57 $23
To Colmar 03:01 $19
To Dijon 03:07 $19
To Mulhouse 03:08 $19
To Mouchard 03:11 $15
To Mannheim 03:12 $63
To Arbois 03:13 $15
To Paris Cdg Airport 03:14 $80
To Montbard 03:20 $24
To Strasbourg 03:37 $19
To Lyon 03:46 $31
To Frankfurt 03:52 $47
To Bourg En Bresse 04:46 $26
To Lille 05:55 $122
To Paris 05:59 $32
To Avignon 06:08 $71
To Aix En Provence Tgv 06:10 $93
To Marseille 06:27 $54
To Cerbere 07:31 $211
To Arles 07:38 $86
To Nice 15:09 $109

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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