Our last European holiday destination was Besançon in Franche-Comté district of France. It is another city with reach history. It has been mentioned in Julius Cesar times.
The city center is surrounded by the Doubs river, in the past giving it a fantastic defensive stance and giving the modern tourist fantastic scenic views. It’s Citadelle dominates of the town and is probably the most visited attraction.
This is a very tourist friendly city with lots of small cafes, open air markets and lots of small shops to explore. If you manage to be there during quiet time you may be forgiven for thinking you have moved back in time as the city preserved its character perfectly.
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