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Printable maps of Besancon

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Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Besancon

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Besancon with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Besancon area

This Besancon map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Besancon and surroundings

France - moving around the country

All major cities of France have their own airports, which control not only the vast majority of domestic, but also overseas flights. If you come to France in the warm season, an excellent transportation option will be to rent a bicycle. Almost all over the country you will find special bike paths that connect some cities with others. If you want to travel along the coastal regions of France, you can use the ferry service. There is also in Paris, trips made by a lot of small excursion boats and cruise ships. … Open

Nature and parks of France

Between Grenoble, Briancon and Gap is the national park of Ecrins, in the territory of which there are at once 3 four-thousandths - Barre-des-Ecrins, Dome de Neige des Ecrins and Peak Lorik. The area of the park is occupied by pine and oak forests, alpine meadows; glaciers are located on the hills. There are more than 30 trails laid in the park which are in excellent condition. On the island of Corsica is the Kalanka National Park. It is a deep valley filled with the sea. The valley is surrounded by orange and pink rocks, which spectacularly rise above the sea line at an altitude of about 300 meters. The rocks were heavily eroded, and therefore took quite original and unusual forms. This unique and incredibly beautiful landscape is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. … Open

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Our guide to Besancon

Attractions and active leisure

Besancon nightlife is also very interesting and diversified. As a rule, the most popular nighttime entertainment venues are located not far from the central area. Madigan's Bar is open on Saint Pierre Square. It’s an attractive place reminiscent of an Irish pub. Large choice of beer and other alcoholic beverages, popular music, and an interesting entertainment program - Madigan's will please visitors with its … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Fans of fast food will also not feel “forgotten”. Hambourgeois offers premium burgers with a French vibe. The restaurant uses only freshest and good-quality ingredients and offers a meal consisting of a burger, salad, fries, wine, and dessert. Fans of freshest and finest seafood know that food markets are often the best place to visit. Besancon is no exception. The Marché Beaux-Arts food market is open to … Open

Traditions and mentality of Besancon

As France is a Catholic country, Christmas and Easter Day are also important holidays for local people. Most children like Easter because there is an interesting tradition called Easter egg hunt. On Easter Morning, kids start “hunting” eggs that are, by the way, not usual hard-boiled but chocolate ones. Festive decorations appear in Besancon, with bunnies and flying bells being their main elements. Friends and … Open

Travel guide to Besancon

In the city there are numerous beautiful ancient palaces, one of the most interesting is considered Granvel Palace. It was built in the 16th century and is typical of the architectural monument of the Renaissance, for hundreds of years the palace remained virtually unchanged. This architectural monument has rich and interesting history, during the years of its existence at various points it housed Academy, Theatre … Open

Besancon for children - what to visit

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 … Open

Stylish hotels

Authentic industrial-style design is an important feature of ibis Styles Besancon. Colorful designer furniture, amazing paintings on the walls, plenty of accessories of glass and metal make atmosphere inimitable. A stylish lounge bar with authentic bright chairs and ottoman shines with all colors of rainbow. The hotel is popular among tourists with children, as there is a bright playroom for younger guests. A real … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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