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Besancon Map, France

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Besancon Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Besancon with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Besancon useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Besancon!

Besancon Travel Guide

The city of Besançon is around 325 kilometers from the city of Paris (which is also the capital city of France), around 125 kilometers away from Lausanne (which is part of Switzerland), around 100 kilometers away from the city of Dijon (which is part of Burdungy), and around 100 kilometers from the city of Belfort (which is also part of Franche - Comté). read more

Besancon History

The first historical mention of Besancon pertains to a note in one of Julius Caesar’s journals which states that the town was one of the largest villages belonging to a small Gaulic tribe known as the Sequani.  In his journal entry, Caesar called the town Vesontio, but it is not certain if that is the original Gaulic name.  After the Romans defeated the area, Vesontio was named the capital of Maxima Sequanorum, a... read more

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