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It’s about 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Strasbourg and about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Lucerne, Switzerland.
The preserved fortresses and castles in Doubs are worth a visit. Chateau de Joux and Castle of the Dukes of Wurttemberg are just some of the historic castles, forts and other strongholds in this region.
If you’re at a loose end in Doubs, spend an afternoon at the Musee Courbet and the Peugeot Museum of Adventure. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, study the collections or simply relax in the quiet space.
Explore the lives of the rich and famous of bygone days within the halls and grounds of Doubs’s beautifully preserved palace. The majestic Palais Granvelle is a wonderful time capsule, containing the very best design and craftsmanship of its time.
An old place of worship, among the most popular of the many historic sites in the city, is the Besancon Cathedral. Wander through this fascinating place, understand its history and discover why it is so popular with visitors and locals.
The Doubs’s regions wonderfully preserved fortifications are an evocative reminder of the area’s more turbulent times. Take your family to see the Besancon Citadel, and check the signs and inscriptions to find out more about what life was like here in the early days.
In addition to urban parks, Doubs also has several larger nature preserves where visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery and some notable trees, plants and birds. To tour one of the main local conservation preserves, head out to Le Grand Taureau.
Among the best historic attractions in Doubs is the Roman Theater. This site gives visitors the chance to learn about an important chapter in time. Most visitors explore this site and other local historic places for an understanding of the events that shaped this region.
Place du 8 Septembre is one of the most popular public gathering places in in the Doubs area. Bring a few friends and switch off your devices, this square is the place to step off life’s merry go round for while.
In this artistic city you’ll find a handful of interesting cultural centers and museums, such as the Musee des Beaux-Arts, where you can browse local collections. Even if you are only casually interested in art, this is a great place to spend time and learn about art history.
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Located in Besancon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Musee des Beaux-Arts, University of Franche-Comte, and Hotel de Ville. Besancon Cathedral and Palais Granvelle are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Pontarlier, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chateau de Joux, Le Grand Taureau, and Lac Saint-Point. Baud Museum is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.
Located in Besancon Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palais Granvelle, Besancon Cathedral, and Hotel de Ville. Besancon Citadel and Citadel of Besancon are also within 15 minutes.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Pelote Tower, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and University of Franche-Comte. Hotel de Ville and Besancon Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Besancon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pelote Tower, University of Franche-Comte, and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Hotel de Ville and Besancon Cathedral are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Nestled in the centre of Besançon, this hotel is located 1.5 km (1 mi.) from SNCF Train Station. Musée des Beaux-Arts is 2 km (1.5 mi.) away, and Citadelle Vauban is 4 km (3 mi.) from the hotel.
Situated in Sochaux, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Peugeot Museum of Adventure and within 3 mi (5 km) of Auguste Bonal Stadium and Castle of the Dukes of Wurttemberg. Church of the Sacred Heart is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.
Located in the heart of Besancon, this residence is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Jean Minjoz Hospital and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Micropolis Conference Center. Besancon Cathedral and Hotel de Ville are also within 6 mi (10 km).