Doubs
Besançon
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Besançon The Essential
Recommended
Discretely nestled in a bend of the Doubs river, Besançon is the capital of the Franche-Comté region. The town offers numerous attractions to visitors: narrow pedestrianised streets, delightful private mansions, the famous Palais Granvelle, and many other vestiges of its illustrious past. Perched high on a rocky spur, the citadel built by Vauban has retained its imposing appearance, attracting thousands of visitors inside its thick walls.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Besançon
Besançon Citadel
Besançon Citadel
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The Citadel
The Citadel
During the Romain period, this included
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Besançon's Old Town
Besançon's Old Town
Begin your walk at the Pont Battant and
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Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology
Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology
Housed in the former corn exchange, this
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Besançon Citadel
Besançon Citadel
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Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon
Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon
In the lower room of the spire, the
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