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Be confident that you will get the best out of Besancon by using to help you choose a hotel. As you search through its well-curated selection, you will find accommodation that will suit your personal tastes as well as your aims for the trip.When the right accommodation is arranged in advance, the rest of your trip is off to a good start. As a leader in online hotel reservations, finding the Besancon hotels for you couldn't be simpler with - whether you're sticking to a certain budget, or have a certain style and decor in mind. A welcoming bed and a good night's sleep are the basis for enjoying the classic delights that Besancon is waiting to show you and offers you this and so much more.

What's Besancon Like?

Besancon is an ancient city located in Eastern France, described as early as 58 BC by none other than Julius Caesar. As the capital of the Franche-Comté region, bordering with Switzerland, you'll experience a unique and underrated part of the country. offers you the best range of Besancon hotels in a variety of locations around the city. Besancon is known for being the birthplace of the world renowned author Victor Hugo, who penned the epic 'Les Misérables', and visitors can still view the house where he was born. Another important site is the citadel - the historic walls surrounding the city - dating from when it was occupied by the Spanish. The streets of Besancon's old town offer pleasant walks. Natural scenery abounds here too - Besancon is squeezed into the meandering River Doubs, and is surrounded by the foothills of the Alps.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Besancon

Besancon is a student town; specifically, it's home to the Université de Franche-Comté. Most students go home on the weekends though, so during the week is the best time to see what locals get up to at night.Make an effort with the French language. Even if you think you don't have it in you, a simple 'Bonsoir' when you arrive at the restaurant for your evening meal, or 'Excusez-moi' when asking for directions, will take you a long way. Dress for the weather. From about November it will be quite chilly, but not extreme. From about March, the sun will start to emerge again as the days start to get longer. Remember to regularly check the site - as well as the blog - for tips to help you get the most out of your trip.