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Engrossing River Trip

You can go on a trip along the Doubs River while on vacation in Franche-Comte. It is a tributary of the Saône River. The river flows between the city of Besancon and the city of Montbéliard. You will see the picturesque nature of the river valley and the architectural monuments of several French cities while on a small ship. All the sights look completely different when you look at them from the river. Therefore, your impressions will be even brighter. The captain will tell you about the history of the cities by which your ship will pass, as well as entertain you with jokes during a leisurely river walk. You will have a good mood and pleasant memories after a river cruise.
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Get Thrills during Montgolfier Flight

If the weather conditions will be favorable, you will have an opportunity to admire Besancon from a height. You will do this by flying on a Montgolfier. A day before the date of the air-walk you will call the representative of the company organizing the flight to clarify all the details. The next day you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the place where your journey will begin. You will see how the preparation for the flight takes place.
Employees of the company will deploy the balloon and check it for damage. You'll listen to the briefing after that. The basket of the balloon will begin to climb smoothly after you enter it. The balloon will move slowly. Therefore, you will have time to enjoy the views below. They are especially effective in the morning. The pilot will tell you about the city, altitude, and wind speed. Copyright
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The wind affects the direction in which the balloon moves. The pilot can't change it. However, the unpredictability will make the journey even more interesting. You will enjoy an hour of air travel. After that, you will land wherever the pilot chooses. You will receive a certificate of your journey and drink coffee with chocolate after lending. You'll be taken to the hotel after that.

Fabulous Caves Voyage

Several caves and grottoes are located in Franche-Comte near the city of Besancon. You will be able to make a voyage on them. Grotte d`Osselle and the Ice Cave are the most interesting among these natural attractions. Gouffre de Poudrey is also noteworthy. It is the largest cave in Europe. You will need comfortable shoes and clothes with long sleeves. This is due to the fact that it is cold in all caves.
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Gouffre de Poudrey is the largest underground hall in France. There are stalagmites, stalactites and small rock paintings here. It's hard to see the entrance to it. You will have to be patient, going down the stairs with 150 steep steps to a depth of 70 meters. The guide will conduct a tour of this cave. He speaks the French language. It will last 60 minutes. You will see a light show accompanied by music after that.
Grotte d`Osselle has gained worldwide fame for its geological phenomena and historical wealth. You will pass through 15 halls walking through it. Their total length is 110 meters. You will also look at its famous natural decorations in the form of stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colors. You will see a glacier in an Ice cave. Its height is 525 meters.
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Have Fun while Skiing

If you come to Besancon in winter, you can go to the Massif du Jura. The slopes are covered with snow here. You will enjoy skiing and beautiful nature. There are 80 kilometers of trails here. They are designed for skiing and snowboarding. They are at an altitude of about 1 thousand meters above sea level. Their level of difficulty is marked with different colors. Snow patrol is on duty on the most difficult tracks.
Besançon If you are a beginner, then the slopes with an angle of no more than 25 degrees are suitable for you. You will be able to identify them by green color. It is worth noting that most of the tracks in Franche-Comte have this level of difficulty. If you are going not the first time to conquer the snow slopes, you can ski on the red slopes. The angle is 40 degrees here. There are also black runs here. They have sharp turns. However, you will be able to ski on them if you have already reached a professional level.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Besancon
♥   Restaurant 'Relais de Franche Comté' Valdahon. Type - Regional cuisine. 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Relais d’Arc et Senans' Arc-et-Senans. Type - Modern cuisine. 30.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Bistrot Pontarlier' Port-Lesney. Type - Cuisine from Franche-Comté. 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Château de Germigney' Port-Lesney. Type - Modern cuisine. 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Besancon
♥   Castle 'Château de Besançon' Doubs, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Chandioux' Nièvre, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Cléron' Doubs, 18.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Ray-sur-Saône' Haute-Saône, 40.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Belvoir' Doubs, 43.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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