Doubs
Besançon
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Besançon

The Essential
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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
Besançon Citadel
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The Citadel The Citadel
The Citadel
During the Romain period, this included
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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's Old Town
Besançon's Old Town
Begin your walk at the Pont Battant and
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Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon
Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon
In the lower room of the spire, the
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Palais Granvelle Palais Granvelle
Palais Granvelle
This superb Renaissance building, built
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