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Besançon Destination Guide

Delve into Besançon in France

Besançon in the region of Franche-Comté with its 128,426 residents is located in France - some 202 mi or ( 326 km ) South-East of Paris , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Besançon

Local time in Besançon is now 03:51 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Paris " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Geneva, Brussels, Tallenay, Serre-les-Sapins, and Saone. While being here, you might want to check out Geneva . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Besançon ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Angel city outcasts I'm an ACO Live at PDZ, Besançon

4:16 min by baroomhero25
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Angel City Outcasts play "I'm an ACO" reccorded by Mightyworm at the "Passager du zinc" in Besançon, France ..

Scorpions - Always somewhere accoustic cover

6:14 min by isrowfr25
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Scorpions - Always somewhere , guitar CORT electro Accoustic E,A,D Martin string accoustic extra light G , B , E Electric string 10/46 ..

Carte de voeux 2011

0:30 min by ledoubstourisme
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Le CDT du Doubs vous souhaite une excellente année 2011 ..

Application iBesancon (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

3:43 min by OTBesancon
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Présentation de l'application iPhone gratuite de l'Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Besançon. (présentation non exhaustive des fonctions : maps avec géolocalisation, bouton de partage Facebook, sl ..

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Interesting facts about this location

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.

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Located at 47.24 6.01 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Botanical gardens in France, Gardens in Doubs, University of Franche-Comté

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.

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Located at 47.24 6.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Geological type localities, Jurassic, Mountain ranges of France, Mountain ranges of Switzerland, Physiographic provinces


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

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Located at 47.25 6.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 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.

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Located at 47.24 6.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Areas of 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.

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Located at 47.24 6.02 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1423 establishments in France, 1621 establishments in France, Educational institutions established in the 15th century, Universities in France, University of Franche-Comté

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Besançon