Doubs

Besançon

Recommended
Besançon
The Essential
Recommended
Discretely nestled in a bend of the Doubs River, Besançon is the capital of Franche-Comté. Keep your eyes peeled as you wander the narrow pedestrianised streets dotted with fine private mansions, the famous Palais Granvelle and a host of other vestiges of its illustrious past, such as the curious Cathédrale St Jean. Standing proud on a rocky spur, the citadel built by Vauban is still imposing and its thick walls that have withstood time and wars attract hordes of visitors.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Besançon

Besançon Citadel Besançon Citadel
Besançon Citadel
Besançon
1:30
The Citadel The Citadel
The Citadel
Besançon
1:30
Besançon's Old Town
Besançon's Old Town
Besançon
1:30
Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology
Besançon Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology
Besançon
2:00
Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon
Saint-Jean Cathedral of Besançon
Besançon
0:30
Quai Vauban Quai Vauban
Quai Vauban
Besançon
0:15