©

Besancon trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Build your own package
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Besancon

4
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy. This capital of the Doubs department and the principal city of the Franche-Comté region has an ancient history going back to 1500 BCE, when the Bronze Age tribes of Gauls settled within the oxbow of the Doubs River on the edge of the Jura Mountains. You can rent a canoe or a motor boat, charter a larger vessel, or hop on a relaxing tourist train to climb mountains without strain. Then you can rent some climbing gear and scale the Jura mountain peaks. You can rent a mountain bike or a street bike at Velocity Besançon--over 30 stations are scattered throughout the town that allow you to tour the city and visit many museums without the hassle of navigating a car through narrow streets. Besancon is in Doubs. Put Besancon at the heart of your travel plans by using our France online trip itinerary maker .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Besancon

View all ›
4.4
Duration:4​h
4.4
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration:1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Besancon

4.5
Duration:1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration:4​h

Side trips from Besancon

4.8
Duration:4​h
4.5
Duration:4​h
4.6
Duration:3​h

Historic Sites in Besancon

4.4
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration:30​min
4.5
Duration:30​min
4.2
Duration:1​h 30​min

Museums in Besancon

3.3
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration:1​h 30​min

Nature in Besancon

4.6
Duration:4​h
4.4
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration:1​h 30​min

Places to visit with Besancon