Besançon
in Doubs of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
47.249 and 6.018 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 47° 14' 55" and E 6° 1' 5"
Currency and Currency Code:
Euro - EUR
Spoken languages:
French, Breton, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Occitan
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:19 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Europe/Paris
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:34 am and 8:34 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-44.033 and -176.367 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Ouwenga
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for France in Western Europe

Safety Score: 2,6 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to France.

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Discover Besançon

Besançon in Doubs (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) with it's 128,426 citizens is a town in France about 202 mi (or 326 km) south-east of Paris, the country's capital city.

Current time in Besançon is now 07:19 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Europe / Paris with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 12 airports near Besançon, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in France is Besançon Thise Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in France is From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt in a distance of 23 mi (or 36 km), South. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Vesoul, Pontarlier, Dole, Lure and L'Abbaye. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Hotels and Places to Stay

Hôtel Mercure Besançon Parc Micaud

Address
0,8 mi
3 avenue Edouard Droz
25000 BESANCON
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Florel Logis

Address
0,3 mi
Rue de la Viotte 6
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Campanile Besancon-Ouest Chateaufarine

Address
4,1 mi
Rue Louis Aragon 4
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 6:00 - 23:00


Zenitude Hôtel - Résidence Les Hauts du Chazal

Address
3,3 mi
Rue Professeur Paul Milleret 22-26
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:30 - 21:00
Weekend: 7:00 - 21:00 (lunchbreak: 12:00 - 15:00)


Campanile Besancon Valentin

Address
2,3 mi
Rue de Chatillon 1
25048 Besancon CEDEX
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Kyriad Besancon Palente

Address
1,9 mi
Route de Marchaux 1
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 20:00


BW CITADELLE BESANCON

Address
1,3 mi
13 RUE LECOURBE
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 03:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Le Sauvage

Address
1,3 mi
Rue du Chapitre 6
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Restaurant Vesontio

Address
0,8 mi
3, ch. des Founottes
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:30 - 22:00
Weekend: closed


Zenitude Hôtel - Résidence La City

Address
0,9 mi
Avenue Louise Michel 11
25000 Besancon
France

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 21:00
Weekend: 7:30 - 18:00 (lunchbreak: 12:00 - 14:30)


Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 69 °F

Morning Temperature 10°C / 51 °F
Evening Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Night Temperature 10°C / 50 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 52%
Air Pressure 1003.6 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019

19°C (65 °F)
12°C (53 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 24th of April 2019

18°C (65 °F)
11°C (51 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Thursday, 25th of April 2019

17°C (62 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Tramway de Besançon (2)

Published: September 10, 2014
Length: 15:04 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Funimag

Tramway de Besançon (Département du Doubs, France) Mis en service le 30 août 2014 Le matériel roulant choisi fait partie de la gamme Urbos construit par CAF (Construcciones y auxiliar de...


Tramway de Besançon : le chantier avance !

Published: January 07, 2013
Length: 25:40 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Ville de Besançon

Prenez de la hauteur ! Montez dans l'hélico et suivez la ligne du futur tramway de Besançon vue du ciel ! Tournage de la vidéo : janvier 2013. Le tram de Besançon sera livré en décembre...


Parkour in Besançon HD

Published: August 19, 2013
Length: 06:19 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: SOBOGWADA


Lydia Lunch, Harlem (Suicide), Besançon, Oct 10, 2014.

Published: November 04, 2014
Length: 23:24 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sebastien Greppo

Lydia Lunch covers Harlem by Suicide during the Sick of Desire show in Besançon, with Benjamin Tenko and Winston Samsa.


Premier Roc Ruelles à Besançon

Published: July 04, 2012
Length: 46:54 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Ville de Besançon

1ère édition - Epreuves de VTT, trois manches de 30 minutes, des équipes de deux vététistes se relayant sur un parcours d'environ un kilomètre dans les ruelles au pied de la Citadelle...


[Tir Sportif] Championnat de FRANCE 2014 - Besançon - Finale Carabine 10m Cat. S1

Published: March 27, 2014
Length: 04:29 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Balbuzard90 | French Airsoft Player & Youtube

FINALE CARABINE 10 mètres Catégorie Sénior 1 Championnat de France de tir 2014 - Besançon, organisé par la FFTir.


Bonus #15: East Coast Family - Sur Besançon

Published: March 04, 2013
Length: 52:05 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: East Coast Family

Parkour & Freerunning France~ Spots: (Besançon, Lyon) Avec : Jeson Gallet, Jonathan Dumont, Sosow Cheriaa, Killian Touel, Benoit Benito Faivre, Louis Donzé. Après les départs de Lyon...


Mohamed Skander Solitaire Live Besançon Impovisation RAI HD

Published: April 03, 2015
Length: 19:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Univer Ayoub

Bonjour , Mohamed Skander Solitaire Live From Besançon, " Improvisation Rai" Live HD ,


Gopro Piscine de Besançon

Published: November 03, 2012
Length: 10:29 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Inferno 610

petite vidéo teste avec Gopro HD2 de la piscine La Fayette de Besançon Ma chaîne : http://www.youtube.com/user/inferno610/videos.


[Besançon] CAF Urbos 3 n°819 - République

Published: March 15, 2015
Length: 13:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: billy69150

CAF Urbos 3 n°819 de la ligne 2 du réseau Ginko de Besançon marquant la station République, en direction de Gare Viotte.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Jura Mountains

The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range located north of the western Alps, separating the Rhine and Rhone rivers and forming part of the watershed of each. The range is predominantly located in France and Switzerland, extending into Germany. The name "Jura" is derived from juria, a Latinized form of a Celtic stem jor- "forest". The mountain range gives its name to the French department of Jura, the Swiss Canton of Jura, and the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale.

Located at 47.2431, 6.0219 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountain ranges of France, Mountain ranges of Switzerland, Jurassic, Geological type localities, Physiographic provinces

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Besançon

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Besançon is a Latin Rite Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in France. It comprises the département of Doubs and the département of Haute-Saône, except for the canton of Héricourt. The current archbishop is Monseigneur André Jean René Lacrampe, who succeeded Monseigneur Lucien Daloz to this post on 13 August 2003.

Located at 47.2336, 6.03056 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Religion in Besançon, Roman Catholic dioceses in France

Besançon Cathedral

Besançon Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean de Besançon) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the town of Besançon, France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Besançon. The cathedral is sited near the base of Mont Saint-Étienne, below the citadel. To the east of the cathedral is the 16th century Porte Rivotte, with two round towers, and pedestrian walkways dating to the 19th century.

Located at 47.2336, 6.03056 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cathedrals in France, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Basilica churches in France, Churches in Doubs, Religion in Besançon, Visitor attractions in Besançon

Palais des Sports (Besançon)

Palais des Sports is an indoor sports arena, located in Besançon, France. The capacity of the arena is 4,000 people. It is currently home to the Besançon Basket Comté Doubs basketball team.

Located at 47.2453, 6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Indoor arenas in France, Basketball venues in France, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Sport in Franche-Comté

Square Castan

The Square Castan is a set of archaeological remains from the antique Gallo-Roman city of Vesontio, which is now the French city of Besançon.

Located at 47.2347, 6.03 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Roman sites in France, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Visitor attractions in Besançon

University of Franche-Comté

The University of Franche-Comté is a French university in the Academy of Besançon with five campuses: Besançon, Belfort, Montbéliard (Doubs), Vesoul, and Lons-le-Saunier. It was founded in 1423 in Dole, at that time in the Duchy of Burgundy, and moved to Besançon in 1691 as Dole was being punished for having resisted too long against the king of France Louis XIV during its conquest of the region.

Located at 47.2406, 6.0225 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities in France, 1423 establishments in France, 1621 establishments in France, Educational institutions established in the 15th century, University of Franche-Comté

Jardin botanique de Besançon

The Jardin botanique de Besançon (Botanical Garden of Besançon), more formally the Jardin botanique de l'Université de Franche-Comté et de la Ville de Besançon, is a botanical garden located on the Place du Maréchal Leclerc, Besançon, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France. It is operated by the University of Franche-Comté and open daily; admission is free.

Located at 47.2433, 6.0145 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gardens in Doubs, Botanical gardens in France, University of Franche-Comté

Église de la Madeleine (Besançon)

The église Sainte-Madeleine is a neoclassical 18th century hall church in the Battant district of Besançon, France, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. Antoine-Pierre II de Grammont, the archbishop of Besançon, had it built from 1746 to 1766 to plans by the architect Nicolas Nicole.

Located at 47.24, 6.01917 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Roman Catholic churches in France, 1740s architecture, Churches in Doubs

Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon

The Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie (Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology) in the French city of Besançon is the oldest public museum in France. It was set up in 1694, nearly a century before the Louvre became a public museum.

Located at 47.2402, 6.0231 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Art museums and galleries in France, 1694 establishments in France, Museums in Besançon, Archaeological museums in France, Art museums established in 1694

Butte (Besançon)

Butte is a sector of Besançon, located in the center of the city

Located at 47.2342, 6.01083 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Chaprais

The Chaprais or Chaprais is a district of Besançon, which was developed from the second half of the 19th century. Located in north-east of the historic center, it has 15,500 inhabitants which makes the second bigger area of the city

Located at 47.2475, 6.02861 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Battant (Besançon)

Battant is one of the oldest parts of Besançon, Doubs, France, and has been under architectural protection since 1964. It is situated on the right bank of the river Doubs, north of the ox-bow that encircles the center of the city. A bridge across the Doubs joins the two quarters, Battant and the La Boucle (The Oxbow), via the Vauban quay and Jouffroy d'Abbans Place. Today, Battant has become a popular district with a diverse population, numbering about 4,200 people.

Located at 47.2406, 6.01944 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Astronomical clock (Besançon)

The astronomical clock of Besançon is housed in Besançon Cathedral. Besançon's present astronomical clock, made in 1860 by Auguste-Lucien Vérité of Beauvais to replace an earlier and unsatisfactory one made by Bernardin in the 1850s, differs from those in Strasbourg, Lyon and Beauvais. The clock is meant to express the theological concept that each second of the day the Resurrection of Christ transforms the existence of man and of the world.

Located at 47.2336, 6.0308 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Astronomical clocks, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Visitor attractions in Besançon

Saint-Claude (Besançon)

Saint-Claude is a large district of the east of Besançon.

Located at 47.2569, 6.01306 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Cras (Besançon)

Cras is a district of Besançon located to the east of the city. Its name comes from the Franche-Comté "Cra" which means "crow".

Located at 47.2574, 6.03629 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Vaites

Vaites or the Vaites is a district of Besançon, located to the east of the city. A project of urbanization is under study, raising a protest from residents, which are manifested by creating an association and a community blog but by a visual "the vait see red ".

Located at 47.2522, 6.0375 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Combe Saragosse

Combe Saragosse is a district of Besançon, capital and principal city of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France. One of the last urban area of Besançon, Combe Saragosse, is located in the northeast of the city, bordering the Orchamps and Palente.

Located at 47.2678, 6.03139 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Areas of Besançon

Synagogue of Besançon

The Synagogue of Besançon is the principal Jewish place of worship in the city of Besançon, France. The building is located in the area of Battant, near the old center of the town. It was built in 1869 and was inaugurated on 18 November. Since 1984 the building has been listed as a historical monument. A Jewish community formed in Free Imperial City of Besançon in the 14th century, after the expulsion of Jews from the Kingdom of France, but was forced to leave shortly thereafter.

Located at 47.2406, 6.02083 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Synagogues in France, Moorish Revival synagogues, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Religion in Besançon

Stade Léo Lagrange

Stade Léo Lagrange is a stadium in Besançon, France. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of Besançon RC. The stadium holds 10,500 spectators.

Located at 47.2438, 6.00327 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in France, Velodromes in France, Besançon RC, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Visitor attractions in Besançon

Sainte Jeanne d'Arc Church (Besançon)

Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc is a church located in the French city of Besançon, in the departement of Doubs.

Located at 47.2388, 6.03708 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Joan of Arc, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Churches in Doubs, Religion in Besançon

Bibliothèque municipale de Besançon

Bibliothèque municipale de Besançon is the most important library in Besançon, but also the first French building which was constructed to be the public library.

Located at 47.2361, 6.0275 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Public libraries in France, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Education in Franche-Comté, Library buildings completed in 1817

Parlement of Besançon

The Parlement of Besançon was the Ancien Regime Parlement that dealt with the Franche-Comté. It was created in 1676. The previous Parlement for much of the reason had been at Dole, and had been created in 1422. In 1674, French troops took the city of Besançon, which the Treaty of Nijmegen (1678) then awarded to France. In 1676 the French authorities wound up the previously democratic form of government of the formerly Free City of Besançon.

Located at 47.2372, 6.02306 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Besançon, Parlements

Gare de Besançon-Viotte

Gare de Besançon-Viotte is the main railway station serving the city of Besançon, in the Doubs departement of eastern France.

Located at 47.2469, 6.02194 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Railway stations in Franche-Comté, TER Franche-Comté

Fort of Bregille

The fort of Bregille is a fortification located in the French city of Besançon.

Located at 47.2405, 6.0365 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Forts in France, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Visitor attractions in Besançon

Fort of Beauregard (Besançon)

The fort of Beauregard is a fortification located in the French city of Besançon.

Located at 47.2405, 6.0365 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Forts in France, Buildings and structures in Besançon, Ruins in Franche-Comté, Visitor attractions in Besançon

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Besançon: Besancon, Doubs Rivotte, Besançon (source)

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Besançon: Place Flore, Besançon (source)

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Besançon: Doubs, Besançon (source)

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Besançon: Citadel of Besançon, Besançon (source)

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2019

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