Besançon's Old Town

Recommended
Begin your walk at the Pont Battant and admire the lovely façades of the 17C houses. Soak up the atmosphere on Place de la Révolution, then head down the Grande Rue, the city's main thoroughfare. It leads to Cathédrale St Jean, where you can admire the Madonna in Glory with Saints by the Florentine, Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517) and the remarkable astronomical clock (1857-60). Next, visit to the Préfecture, housed in the erstwhile Palais des Intendants (18C).

Useful information

Address:

25000 Besançon

Nearby tourist attractions

Hôtel de ville Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
Besançon
0:15
Former Convent of the Great Carmelites
Former Convent of the Great Carmelites
Besançon
0:15
St.Peter's Church of Besançon St.Peter's Church of Besançon
St.Peter's Church of Besançon
Besançon
0:15
Promenade Granvelle
Promenade Granvelle
Besançon
0:30
Musée du Temps
Musée du Temps
Besançon
1:30
Grande-Rue of Besançon Grande-Rue of Besançon
Grande-Rue of Besançon
Besançon
0:15
See all tourist sites