France City: Besancon

The capital of the historic region of Franches-Kontte – the ancient city of Besancon (Besancon) lies in the northern springs of Yura, in the radiation of the River Du, which determines the location of old quarters.

This small one "language" Earth was a fortified camp in Roman times, since it is located in an ancient trading path from the Apennine Peninsula to Northern Europe. Tireless Woban in the XVII century put a lot of effort to strengthen the Besansson’s Citadel – the Motherland of the Hugo, the Lumiere brothers, Fourier and Proudhon, the capital of French time and the place of birth of artificial silk (however, it happened already in 1890.). In 2008, the Citadel, urban walls and fort Griffon were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage List as a sample of fortification art.


To the decorations of the city include the ancient Roman triumphal arch Port Noura (II B. N. NS.), Nimphum and aqueduct, Cathedral Saint-Jean (XVIII B.), urban itself citadel (Open daily, from April to June and from September to mid-November – from 9.00 to 18.00; July and August – from 9.00 to 19.00; From mid-November to April – from 10.00 to 17.00; Entrance – 7.8 euros) with a whole range of exhibition complexes located on its territory – Museum of natural history, Museum Voban, Museum of resistance and Museum of traditional life and folklore Comuta.

Cities of France Besancon

Also good Town Hall (XVI B.), Excellent Museum of Fine Arts (open daily, except Thursday, from 9.30 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00, entrance – 3.2 euros, on Sunday Introduction Free), beautiful Palace-Granville Palace (XVI B.) with Museum of Time (Watch museum), Hugo House Museum and unique Astronomical hours (Horloge Astronomique, XIX in.).

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