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Besancon is very nice, you can spend a couple of days to visit the city. You should circle the countryside to visit the Jura, Doubs, Haute-Saône region.

As mentioned in my France homepage, I chose Besancon as my Franche-Conté and Juras region anchor city. It is the capital of Doubs département, Franche-Comté région. The Franche-Conté and Juras region is located East of France, along the Swiss border and North of the Alpes.

It is a magnificent region not very well-known, with a mix of low and high mountains, around the plain where Besancon is located. A lot of interesting geological wonders can be found in this region. I suggest that you play 'Connect the dots' with a couple of 'dots' on your itinerary, and drive at random trying to find them, and don't be afraid to jump over a mountain to see what is on the other side.

Neuchatel in Switzerland is a few hours South of Besancon.

  • Last visit to Besançon: Jan 1996
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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