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Things to do in Besançon

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Historical Monuments in Besançon
Citadel of Besançon
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Square Castan
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Museums in Besançon
Comtois Museum
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Museum of the Time
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The top 145 attractions in Besançon

Historical Monuments in Besançon
Citadel of Besançon
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I would like tell you about the rates of the visit to the citadel. Admission is € 7.80, but with it you can go to all the museums during the day. Also, you can go back to the city and then return to the citadel without any problem. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Museums in Besançon
Comtois Museum
In these rooms, you can find all the regional specialties, like the traditional toys in the salon and the craftsmen that make them. But my favorite room is the Franche-Comte dining room. There is a small table with comments and real-life stories that are very interesting.
Squares in Besançon
Revolution Square
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If you are looking for the Plaza of the Revolution be aware that the locals do not know it by that official name. Ask in the market if you want to learn more, because only a few years ago there was a covered market, which moved to behind the museum. However there is still a weekly market near this place. Therefore it is named after the market square. This place is very lively so I love going. The market is spacious. Along with the museum, the Conservatory, the market hall and cinema, there are a lot of things to do without having to go through the city centre.
Gardens in Besançon
Water Station
This is one of those places for the exchange of friendship and meeting people. Regardless of its name it is not a station but a park where there are lots of activities for children and which organizes debates, conferences and workshops. You can hike along the Doubs, as well.
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Museums in Besançon
Museum of the Resistance and the Deportation
This museum is made up of different sections telling the story of the Resistance, as photographs, memories and objects that tell and explain the Second World War, the Nazis, the Vichy regime and the resistance of the "Franche-Comte" and the Europeans. The museum has twenty rooms and adopts an extremely sensitive position to the French resistance movement.
Historical Monuments in Besançon
Square Castan
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It is believed that during the period that Julius Caesar conquered France, here he created a fountain and a water supply for the city, the "Vesontio" of water. However, it is not 100 per cent certain. Until the French Revolution, it was placed in the church of San Juan Bautista, which was destroyed between 1794 and 1797. It was Auguste Castan, the librarian and archaeology enthusiast who started the first excavations, and discovered the source and 8 times more Corinthian columns. This square is a historic monument by decree from July 12, 1886.
Zoos in Besançon
Museums in Besançon
Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology of Besançon
The Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, is situated in Besançon. The Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology is the oldest public museum in France. It was created in 1694, almost a century before the Louvre became a public museum. The collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d 'Archéologie de Besançon are divided into three categories: Archaeology, Painting, drawing and cabinet.
Citadels in Besançon
Citadel Wall
Yes, the citadel of Besançon and the whole city has been declared a World Heritage Site. I visited the city,but I found it very difficult to reach the citadel, the climb was too much for me .., going by bike, ha! But, the views, the scenery, everything was spectacular and deepened my passion for travelling. From below, with the river lapping at my feet, the smell of fresh grass and fresh river water ..., what else could I ask for..!? France gave me another unforgettable day, I met some amazing people, and visited some magical places full of beauty. I ended up in Besancon, under the wall of the citadel, a true visual spectacle. It is built over 100m., It is a XVII century building-XVIII and nearly 300,000 people visit annually, one of the major attractions of France. For me, I assure you, it was something else, i did not go up to see it, I admired it from below.
Rivers in Besançon
Doubs River
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Doubs River passes through the town of Besançon and is a blast. By a wall of the city, being on its banks is like being in a secluded spot in the woods, out of town, with a river running so slowly that you can almost swim and on the beach - by God I did! I looked for a sandy bank and I dove there. The day was warm and inviting, but I have to be honest, I did not last even 5 minutes in the water as it was freezing! I am used to the warm Mediterranean Sea on the Costa Blanca. The day was perfect, a beautiful place, pretty Besançon with the river surrounding it, something unique! I recommend it to everyone.
Shops in Besançon
Imprenta del Square San Amor
This is the result of a job well done, which has stood the test of time and I can't make a single complaint about it. If I go inside, this site is in an area of ​​courtyards. At the end of the courtyard where there is a very special gantry which is full of little details and is signed by craftsmen. Potier said that he really liked it.
Museums in Besançon
Museum of the Time
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The Museum Du Temps was founded with the idea of ​​paying tribute to the memory of Besancon, founder of the French watch manufacturer, Besancon. Thanks to its collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, the museum has a collection of clocks, sundials, hourglasses, and various other time-pieces. The museum is open every day of the week.
Churches in Besançon
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