The Besançon destination

– Capacity for up to 2,200 people, an adjoining convention center and exhibition grounds, coherent, atypical, exceptional places for a unique event
More than 1,900 rooms available, a constantly renovated hotel park and passionate professionals

– A city on a human scale: 200,000 inhabitants, countryside in the city which cultivates its quality of life for each of its guests

– Capital of biodiversity, flowered with parks and gardens, 200 m² of green space per inhabitant, 7 hills and a river, for a unique setting

– City of art and history with 6 museums in France, double UNESCO World Heritage listing (Vauban’s work and watchmaking know-how)

– A city on the move: 50 sporting events per year, 1st area labeled by the FFA Uni’vert Trail with more than 182 km labeled outdoor

– Innovative economy: Territory of watchmaking, nanotechnologies and biomedical engineering

By plane :
International airports
BALE-MULHOUSE 150 km via A36
GENEVA – COINTRIN 170 km via A1
LYON – SAINT-EXUPERY 240 km via A39
ORLY 400 km via A36 / A6
ROISSY – CHARLES DE GAULLE 430 km via A36 / A6

By train :
2 stations
– Franche-Comté TGV station (25870 Auxon): TER shuttle downtown 15min
– Viotte station (city center)

Multiple connections:
PARIS in 2h05
PARIS ROISSY – CDG in 2h45
STRASBOURG in 1h50
LYON in 2h10
LILLE in 3h15
MARSEILLE in 3h30
BRUSSELS in 4h50
LONDON in 6 hours

By car :
3 motorway exits from the A36
# 3 Besançon West
# 4 Besançon Center
# 4.1 Besançon North

In the extension of the great watchmaking tradition of which it is the world cradle, the territory of Bisont is experiencing the incredible growth of the microtechnology and medicine sector of the future. Enough to thrill the economy, academia and all the life that goes with it.

Microtechnology division, inside everything
The Microtechnology Competitiveness Cluster promotes the competitiveness of businesses through the support of R&D and innovation activities.
• 406 companies identified, 12,000 employees
• 680 public and private researchers
• 7 specialized entities
• 1,100 qualifications per year, from CAP to engineer.

World time-frequency pole
From the long watchmaking tradition to the installation of ultrastable oscillators, time-frequency is emblematic of the region. In Besançon, time metrology and its fantastic precision have been put to the service of GPS as well as the most advanced systems used by NASA or aerospace.

TEMIS Technopole, everything for the development of microtechnology
A European cluster dedicated to microtechnology, TEMIS supports innovation and the development of microtechnologies through a rich and diversified range of business services. It is within TEMIS Innovation – Maison des microtechniques (TIMM) that the technopole welcomes innovative projects with its incubator, nursery and business hotel.

MICRONORA, international microtechnology and precision fair in Besançon
Created forty years ago, MICRONORA is a benchmark fair in the microtechnology sector in Europe. Open to nanotechnologies since 2006, the transversal organization and by profession of this show allows the meeting of microtechnical technologies and their various applications in sectors in search of advanced technologies: medical, aeronautics, space, armaments, automobile, telecommunications …

Find all year round, festive events punctuate the cultural life of Besançon and Grand Besançon.

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200,000 inhabitants
2,200 seats to host your event
20,000 m² of exhibition space
+ 1900 rooms available
2 hours from Paris, Lyon by train
2 UNESCO registrations
182 km of marked trails and labeled Uni’Vert Trail
50 business events / year
50 sporting events / year

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Contacts
Responsable Besançon-Congrès
Anne SAULNIER :
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Portable: +33 (0)6 788 788 45
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anne.saulnier@besancon-tourisme.com