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Light Rain
max. 5 °C
min. 2 °C

Wind: 3 km/h
Precipitation forecast: 1,7 mm
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Overcast 3.2 °C / Overcast

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When to go to Besançon? (France)

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What to do in Besançon : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants

BesançonLocated in France in the region of Franche-Comté, Besançon city has about 116,000 inhabitants, and it has many interesting monuments and a rich and pleasant natural environment for the traveler. Its citadel is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but you can also explore the Flying Bridge, Roman artwork with 5 arches, the central arch 13 meters; the Museum of Fine Arts offers a superb collection of paintings ranging from the 15th to 20th centuries, including masterpieces such as "The head and foot of a child" Rubens or "Cannibals" by Goya; the Granvelle palace and its magnificent Renaissance façade; Cathedral, whose interior shows a spectacular architecture, with its aisles of 26 meters high; astronomical clock dating back to 1860 and its profusion of dials (57), with 30 000 pieces in all; the already mentioned citadel which was fortified by Vauban, and you kiss an amazing view of the city; the Black Gate, a triumphal arch whose arc is 36 meters high; the Natural History Museum and Zoo; the Comtois museum which is recounted the daily lives of residents between the 18th and 20th centuries; Museum of Resistance and Deportation. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are several possibilities near the city: excursions on the Doubs, visit the source of the Loue, hiking in the forest of Joux. Besancon is accessed by train or by road: There is no airport open to commercial flights. To get around town, you will find a good network of buses and trams, self-service bicycle and bicycle paths, and also self-service cars.


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