About Besançon

Map of Franche-comte, France

Franche-comte (Franche-Comté)

Department map of Doubs

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Besançon is in the Doubs department of the Franche-comte region

Besancon is perched on a rocky hill with the river Doubs making a sharp bend encircling the buildings. The small city has a fortified old castle and garrison, charming small streets and an important market.

The Citadel of Besancon is an impressive fortification built by Vauban, with a history that spans hundreds of years of wars. Within the historical monument there is the museum dedicated to the French Resistance and the Deported, a very worthwhile and emotional visit.