How do I find a campground near Besançon?
Located in the Franche-Comté region, the city of Besançon has about 116,000 inhabitants, and has several interesting monuments and a rich and pleasant natural environment for travellers. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs in the area of Besançon, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Besançon?
Its citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but you can also discover the "pont Battant", a Roman work with its 5 arches, whose central arch is 13 meters long; the Fine Arts Museum, which offers a superb collection of paintings from the 15th to the 20th centuries, including masterpieces such as Rubens' "The Head and Foot of a Child" and Goya's "Cannibals"; the Granvelle Palace and its magnificent Renaissance façade; the cathedral, whose interior bears witness to a grandiose architecture, with its 26-metre high alleys; the astronomical clock dating from 1860 and its profusion of dials (57), comprising 30,000 pieces in all; the citadel already mentioned, which was fortified by Vauban, and from which you will enjoy an amazing view of the city; the Black Gate, an arch of triumph whose arch is 36 metres high; the natural history museum and the zoo; the Comtois museum where the daily life of the inhabitants between the 18th and 20th centuries is traced; the museum of the Resistance and Deportation.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are several possibilities near the city: excursions on the Doubs, visit of the Loue spring, hiking in the Joux forest and many others!
When to go to Besançon?
Besançon enjoys a semi-continental climate. As in Dijon, located in the Burgundy region, although geographically close, it is cold in Besançon during winter, but the rest of the year, it experiences beautiful sunny days.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!