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Family trip to Besancon with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

BESANCON: La citadelle: la tour du roi Besancon will be interesting to visit for those who during leisure, like to combine walks in picturesque places, active entertainment and acquaintance with cultural attractions. For young tourists, there is a lot of suitable entertainment for every taste. Boat excursions are one of the favorite entertainments for tourists with children. Children get acquainted with the sights during such excursions, much more interestingly than during ordinary walks. During the tour, vacationers can see the most beautiful old castles, admire the hidden waterfalls and wonderful landscapes, and enjoy the best national dishes.
In Besançon there're shops and shopping pavilions for every taste. Chateaufarine is the largest shopping center in the city. 70 shops offering men's and women's clothes, as well as goods … Open
The most popular urban park is Parc Micaud. This park is located on a riverbank. It is distinguished by an abundance of greenery and majestic trees, which are more than a dozen years old. With the exception of traditional paths for walks and benches in this park, there are also several children's playgrounds. Another popular entertainment for tourists with children is the feeding of ducks that live in the river. The park is very large. There are several historical buildings on its territory.
Fans of walking in the woods will surely like Forêt de Chailluz. This striking forest is chosen by tourists and locals for a picnic. It is ideal for hiking, and in winter, one can ski on specially equipped paths. The forest will be interesting to visit with older children, but for toddlers, long walks can be too tiring. Copyright
Ancient city Besancon is considered the historical capital of the Franche-Comté region. This is the motherland of such outstanding scientists and people of art as Lumiere brothers, Victor … Open
For family visits, the museum Musee du Temps is excellent. Its collection demonstrates the history of the development of watch making. Here, there are watches and chronometers of various sizes. Some of the exhibits are several hundred of years old. Excursions in this museum are so fascinating and cognitive that both adults and children enjoy it. During the excursion, visitors are not only told about the exhibits presented, but also demonstrated the principle of the operation of some ancient mechanisms.
BESANCON: Le quai de Strasbourg, le pont Battant, léglise de la Madelaine Those who want to spend interesting time with children in a picturesque place should definitely include a visit to the Musée des Maisons Comtoises de Nancray. This open-air museum is located in a picturesque natural area. Its main “exhibits” are ancient houses of various periods. Each house is unique, and inside it, is a certain collection of exhibits. In one of the houses, an old metal furnace is perfectly preserved, and in another, an interesting collection of clay pots is collected. Young visitors will also like the museum because there is a farm on its territory, where one can see grazing horses and goats. There is an excellent national restaurant on the territory of the museum, which will be an ideal place for a family dinner.
Besancon will pleasantly surprise culinary experts with a choice of restaurants, bars, and cafes. It is easy to find dining venues specializing in different cuisines of the world in the … Open
Among the cultural attractions that Besancon is famous for, young travelers may be interested in Fort de Bregille, an ancient fort. It is located at the top of the hill of the same name. To get to this fort, one needs to climb the mountain on an old cable car, which in itself, is an important historical symbol of the city. After a trip in the miniature trailer, children will be able to run along the huge green lawns, as well as appreciate the panoramic view from the hill. Interesting excursions are conducted along the ancient fort, during which one can look into its most hidden corners and learn a lot of interesting legends.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Besancon and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Besancon
♥   Amusement park 'Parc Récréatif de la Toison d’or' Dijon, 74.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Florida Parc' Brochon, 78.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Swiss Vapeur Parc' Le Bouveret, 114.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Fraispertuis City' Jeanménil, 130.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Touro Parc' Romanèche-Thorins, 153.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Besancon and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Citadel of Besançon' , 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Besancon
♥   Zoo 'Citadel of Besançon' Besançon, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Le Bois du Petit Chateau' La Chaux-de-Fonds, 61.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Parc des Oiseaux' Villars-les-Dombes, 159.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Besancon

Chateau de Montbeliard

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The fate of the castle changed during the French Revolution. It was converted into a garrison. The building remained in this status until 1933. The fortress was converted into a museum in the middle of the 20th century. The most interesting exhibits are kept in it today. They date back to the Middle Ages and later. Archaeological research has been carried out on the castle grounds for many years. Many artifacts found here are displayed in the museum today. … Read further
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