Visit the historical quarters of Boucle and Battant while staying in Besançon for the weekend. The most remarkable monuments are definitely the Palais de Justice, the Saint-Jacques Hospital, the Grenville palace containing several museums, the Saint-Jean cathedral, the Besançon synagogue and the Griffon Fort. The next day, after an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in your Première Classe hotel in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, follow Vauban’s numerous military monuments and fortification works, especially the Citadel on Mont Saint-Étienne, Quai Vauban and Porte Rivotte.
Discover the Boucle and Battant quarters while staying a week in Besançon as well as the Citadel. Then visit the Museum of the Resistance and Occupation, and the Museum of Time in the heart of the Palais Granvelle, when the town welcomed Swiss clockmakers banished from their own country. Finally, explore the Museum of Fine Art and Archaeology and follow in the footsteps of Victor Hugo, born in Besançon. Finally, extend your vacation by going to Beaune or Dijon for great gourmet discoveries.
During your family stay in Besançon, discover Mont Saint-Étienne with its citadel, its museums, its beautiful walks and its Natural History Museum, or even the wild animals, primates and tropical birds in the Zoo. If you have teenagers, visit the Museum of the Resistance. Gouffre de Poudrey and the Osselle Grotto are stunning family activities near Besançon. For a breath of fresh air, take a walk through the Chailluz forest. Go to Dijon or Beaune, where you’ll find Première Classe hotels.