Welcome to France’s most attractive town! A two thousand year old story and history and always with real pleasure! Besançon, the nature and culture destination par excellence.

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Worth knowing

Besançon, the town with an extraordinary environment and generous nature assets, where in a few minutes you can reach wide open green spaces inside the town itself. A breath of fresh, green air for people who live in or are discovering the town, allowing them to flourish, providing a backdrop for the big events, shows, concerts, festivals, and exhibitions that enliven Besançon cultural life.

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inducted into UNESCO World Heritage
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of country walks
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listed historic monuments
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largest conservation area in France

Worth discovering

Admire the old town centre from the fortifications, wander through streets that have preserved their ancient charm, discover street art, go off on a cycling tangent or enjoy the nightlife, Besançon is brimming with unsuspected riches.