Besançon, also called the capital of time in reference to its watchmaking past, is a city of art and history. Here are some of our suggestions for your stay:
The Citadel, a fortress overlooking the city from Mount Saint-Etienne, is a must-see during your visit: it houses several museums and a zoo.
The Fine Arts Museum is the oldest museum in France, the Time Museum retraces the history of watchmaking in the region, and the house where Victor Hugo was born recalls his life and work and takes you back to the era of French romanticism.
If you prefer walks and strolls, stroll downtown from one shopping street to another, then continue your way along the banks of the Doubs and contemplate the ramparts built by Vauban, more than three hundred years ago.
For your stay, do not hesitate to share your plans with the hotel staff who will be able to guide you, advise you and make suggestions according to your desires.
In the surroundings of Besançon, you will find prestigious monuments and will be able to make superb natural escapades: the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the valley of the Loue and the birthplace of Gustave Courbet in Ornans, the museum of the Peugeot adventure…