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Alone, as a couple, with family or friends, let your desires guide you to live a dream stay in Besançon. Whatever your aspirations and the context of your visit, you will find here a lot of good ideas to recharge your batteries and live unforgettable experiences. Between nature and culture, all the ingredients are there to allow you to take a break in an authentic place adapted to young and old.

In solo

Do you need to let go and refocus on the essentials? There’s nothing like a solo trip to take a step back and give free rein to your desires. At your own pace, as you wish, let yourself be surprised by the art of living à la bisontine. In a guest room or in a small hotel, find yourself in a quiet family cocoon. For the adventurous and those on a budget, there is also the youth hostel solution. When it comes to going out, you’re spoilt for choice, day or night! Hikes and sports activities of all kinds, discovery of unmissable sites, guided tours of the city or signposted circuits to follow on your own, walks in Besançon by night, theme bars to meet new people…

In couple

Are you looking for an authentic and warm place to live unforgettable moments with your other half? Don’t look any further, Besançon opens its arms to you! You will be seduced by the charm of a stroll along the Doubs River, or the breathtaking view of the city center from the Citadel, especially during a dinner with a view. For a cocooning weekend or a romantic week, discover our charming accommodations located in the city or in the countryside. And during a drink for two or a dinner on the terrace, share intense and memorable moments of complicity. That’s surely happiness, isn’t it?

With friends

Share sports activities and thrills, meet at a restaurant to discover regional products, spend an evening together during a festive event… Whatever your desires, you have everything you need in Besançon and its surroundings to organize a stay with friends that you will remember for a long time. We have high capacity accommodations to bring you together in the same place and organize convivial evenings just between you. Here, there is no shortage of places to party and enjoy concerts. Not to mention leisure activities such as an escape game or sports activities off the beaten track: climbing, kayaking, paragliding…

With your tribe

Besançon is a city on a human scale where life is good, and is an ideal natural destination for a family stay bringing together parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, or even several generations for a family gathering. Among our accommodations, you will find family rooms with outdoor gardens and swimming pools, and restaurants with terraces or play areas to keep young and old busy all day long. Among our offers, discover also family and fun activities, unmissable and unusual visits with children’s tours, and many suggestions by age group…

On a business trip

When visiting Besançon for a business meeting, a conference, a training session or a professional trip, take the time to discover a city where you can easily enjoy yourself outside of work. In a short time, you are in the city center which is full of services and shops. A golden opportunity to participate in festive activities and evenings to disconnect. Casino, night clubs, good restaurants and souvenir stores will welcome you with open arms… To prepare your business trip, find all our hotel or furnished accommodation in the city (with office space and equipment for teleworking). And don’t hesitate to contact us to organize a professional event. With an exhibition and convention center that can accommodate up to 2,200 people and 1,900 rooms available, Besançon hosts many trade shows and conventions each year.


At the crossroads of several tourist routes and major roads, Besançon offers travelers everything they need to make a pleasant stopover on their journey. Here, all visitors are welcome, regardless of their mode of travel: by car, motor home, motorcycle, bicycle or on foot… In the Doubs, motorcyclists are particularly pampered in the Motards Bienvenus network’s reception sites spread throughout the department, which is full of breathtaking landscapes. Located on the route of the Eurovélo 6 Nantes-Budapest, the city of Comte also offers many services to cyclists passing along the Doubs: accommodation, restaurants, stores where to do shopping, bike repair and sport stores for equipment and accessories…

Responsible traveler

Capital of Biodiversity committed to sustainable development, Besançon welcomes you in sustainable mode for eco-responsible vacations. In the agglomeration, you will find all the hotel services you need to stay in a green environment, in the countryside or in an eco-friendly habitat. You will also find restaurants where you can eat local, vegan or organic food, and farms and markets where you can buy local products. If you are a green mobility enthusiast, we have for you accommodations equipped with electric recharging, and an efficient bus and streetcar network to use without limits with our Tourism Pass.

In search of ideas

You are in need of inspiration, trust us to help you find your happiness in our beautiful region. Discover all the richness of our territory through a wide range of offers at your disposal:

  • To learn, educate and enrich yourself;
  • To meet people and share emotions (festivals);
  • To treat yourself;
  • To get away from it all and recharge your batteries;
  • Oxygenate yourself and surpass yourself;
  • Or simply take the time to live… Do not hesitate to contact the Tourist Office to be advised by a member of the reception team. We are also here to guide you!
© Crédits photos : ©Ville de Besançon - Grand Besançon Métropole, ©Gilles Pincemaille pour Besançon Boosteur de Bonheur