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  Welcome to Besançon

  Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome to Besançon -The city of the citadel

Besançon is the capital of the department of Doubs in eastern France. This city is known for the citadel, which is one of the Vauban's masterpieces. Besançon is the first green city of France.


There are 4 main museums: The Natural History Museum, the Museum of the Resistance and Deportation, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Time. Also you can visit the Birthplace of Victor Hugo. But the most important monuments to visit in Besançon is the citadel, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


You can choose between more than 100 restaurants. Furthermore, in Besançon there are always events.


There are several shops in the city center of Besançon. Also there are a lot of jewellery stores.


Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour


Besançon is under the influence of an oceanic and continental climate with cold winters and warm and dry summers.

Public transportation

Move through Besançon is quite easy and quick. There are busses and a tramway.


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