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Practical information

To organize your visit to Besançon, discover on our website all the practical information you need: where to eat good food and rest, how to have fun and spend time on the spot, where to walk and shop, what are the must-sees not to be missed… ? Fill up on good ideas and good plans to take full advantage of the local treasures and leave with a lot of memories.


In a hotel, tourist residence, bed and breakfast or furnished accommodation, find the cocoon that suits you for a stay in Bisinny in complete freedom. In open air mode, the region’s campsites and motor home areas welcome you for a pitch or a mobile home rental for better comfort.

Lovers of unusual accommodations can also marvel at a tree house. And if you are traveling with a group or roaming, find our group and stopover gites for a pleasant stopover according to your desires.


Comté, Cancoillotte and Mont d’Or cheeses, Morteau or Montbéliard sausages, local beers and Jura wines… All the specialties of the Comtois region can be savored on the spot, or found in one of our gourmet addresses and on the markets.

From traditional dishes to the most refined ones, let your taste buds vibrate in one of the many restaurants of the region. In the city and the surrounding villages, you will also find everything you need to prepare delicious meals, whether organic or local.

And if you need advice or inspiration, discover our gourmet recipes and our cooking classes to sublimate all these local products.

To see, to do

Monuments and tourist sites, museums, guided tours or business discovery to get to know local know-how, parks and gardens, but also sports and leisure activities… Indoors and outdoors, there are so many things to see and activities to do in Besançon and its surroundings to enjoy!

To guide you in your choices, we suggest you to filter the offers according to your desires or your availability. The packages and some visits can be booked online to save time and have a place for sure. So, get your diaries ready!


In a city where everything is just a stone’s throw away, the people of Bisont combine shopping, relaxation and outdoor activities without any complexes. In the heart of the loop, combine the useful with the pleasant, between artisan and designer stores, gourmet addresses and trendy and decorative stores.

One Saturday a month, it’s a shopping festival in the shopping streets with the Pedestrian Saturdays. Parking is available at preferential rates and your purchases are rewarded with Besac Kdo vouchers. How can you resist?

To your diaries!

Dynamic and inventive, the city of Bisonne is in perpetual motion.
Major events, shows, guided tours, fairs and markets, sports events… It’s impossible to get bored here because there are so many things to see and do!

On the lookout for all the events that make the heart of the territory beat, our teams inform you daily about the events to be experienced in the city or in the surroundings. Consult the online agenda or download our daily or weekly programs to organize your outings.

And don’t hesitate to reserve your seats from the ticket office to save time and be sure to have a place!

Guided tours

To fully appreciate the richness and diversity of Besançon, let a guide tell you about the city. From Antiquity to the present day through the Age of Enlightenment, follow the thread of history and discover an exceptional heritage during a historical, scientific or cultural tour.

And with a nature tour, enjoy the greenery in our parks and gardens or discover the forts that line the surroundings. Lovers of fantasy and gustatory pleasures will also find happiness in a gourmet walk or a night stroll with music.

Our guided hikes will allow the most dynamic among you to exercise your brain as well as your legs. In Besançon, all tastes are in nature!

Passes and packages

For a weekend or an all-inclusive stay, we have concocted all-inclusive packages for you to discover exceptional places with ease. Between city and country, culture and leisure, you can choose the package that suits you for a discovery tour that suits you.

And with the Besançon Tourism Pass, get free admission to 4 of the city’s must-see sites while opting for a sustainable visit with unlimited access to the Ginko transport network.


Découvrez dans la boutique de l’Office de Tourisme une sélection de livres, de produits du terroir et d’objets fabriqués dans la région par des partenaires locaux.

L’occasion de repartir de votre visite avec un souvenir pour faire plaisir à vos proches avec des cadeaux originaux, mais aussi de promouvoir le savoir-faire franc-comtois.

© Crédits photos : Giles Pincemaille