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 ₹ 1,603
From Frankfurt 03:47 ₹ 4,168
From Avignon 03:24 ₹ 2,966
From Lyon 01:58 ₹ 1,202
From Marseille 03:43 ₹ 1,603
From Basel 01:06 ₹ 1,443
From Dijon 00:36 ₹ 962
From Aix En Provence Tgv 03:28 ₹ 1,603
From Strasbourg 01:26 ₹ 962
From Mannheim 03:08 ₹ 4,088
From Mulhouse 00:39 ₹ 962
From Karlsruhe 02:35 ₹ 3,126
From Baden Baden 02:13 ₹ 4,809
From Bourg En Bresse 01:32 ₹ 1,282
From Montbard 01:14 ₹ 2,244
From Mouchard 00:27 ₹ 721
From Dole 00:25 ₹ 721
From Montbeliard 00:19 ₹ 962
From Morteau 01:16 ₹ 962
From Arbois 00:34 ₹ 721
From Belfort 00:19 ₹ 962
From Champagnole 01:07 ₹ 1,122
From Colmar 00:55 ₹ 962
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 00:19 ₹ 962


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

To Dole 00:36 ₹ 721
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:25 ₹ 962
To Montbeliard 01:25 ₹ 962
To Belfort 01:25 ₹ 962
To Baden Baden 02:16 ₹ 3,046
To Karlsruhe 02:40 ₹ 2,324
To Champagnole 02:57 ₹ 1,122
To Colmar 03:01 ₹ 962
To Dijon 03:07 ₹ 962
To Mulhouse 03:08 ₹ 962
To Mouchard 03:11 ₹ 721
To Mannheim 03:12 ₹ 3,126
To Arbois 03:13 ₹ 721
To Paris Cdg Airport 03:14 ₹ 3,927
To Montbard 03:20 ₹ 1,202
To Strasbourg 03:37 ₹ 962
To Lyon 03:46 ₹ 1,523
To Frankfurt 03:52 ₹ 2,324
To Bourg En Bresse 04:46 ₹ 1,282
To Lille 05:55 ₹ 6,011
To Paris 05:59 ₹ 1,603
To Avignon 06:08 ₹ 3,527
To Aix En Provence Tgv 06:10 ₹ 4,568
To Marseille 06:27 ₹ 2,645
To Cerbere 07:31 ₹ 10,419
To Arles 07:38 ₹ 4,248
To Nice 15:09 ₹ 5,370

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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