L’aqueduc d’Arcier

It was in the 1st century, under the reign of the emperor Vespasian, that a 10 km long water conveyance system was built, allowing the waters of Arcier to be transported to the centre of Vesontio. In spite of the multiple water resources available around Besançon, the springs of Arcier were chosen because of their altitude and their important flow. The work was ruined in the 5th century and it was not until 1854 that the Arcier springs were once again tapped. They were to provide most of Besançon’s water supply for over a century.

L’aqueduc d’Arcier
RDV le long de la chaussée avant le panneau routier "Arcier"
25220 Vaire-Arcier
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Opening periods and special opening conditions / Covid-19

  • 3 p.m.: Fridays 6 May, 1 July (5 p.m.), 2 September, 7 October Monday 1 August 2022.
  • Reservation is required and a mask must be worn
from 09/02/2022 to 10/07/2022


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