Nestled in a bend of the Doubs River, Besançon boasts 2,408 hectares of green space and was proclaimed France's first green city. Its fortifications, part of the network of Vauban's major sites, have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

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The Citadel of Besançon

17th century

Royal Saltworks

UNESCO world heritage

Comtoises Houses Museum

open air museum

Besancon Cathedral

13th century

Museum of time


Black Gate

2nd century

Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology

fine arts, archeology