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Informations on Besançon

Besançon is the capital and principal city of the Franche-Comté area in the east of France. Located close to the France-Swiss border, it is the capital of time mechanisms.
The city has one of the most beautiful historical centres which presents a remarkable ensemble of classic stone buildings, some dating back to the Roman era.
The old town is enclosed in a broad horse-shoe part of the river (Doubs), which is blocked off at the neck by Vauban's imposing Citadelle. The citadel, the city walls and Fort Griffon were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, as part of the “Vauban's Fortifications” group.

Please find more information :
La Citadelle - UNESCO World Heritage Wikipedia
Besançon's Tourist Board

Event location

The event will be held at The National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnics (26 chemin de l'Epitaphe, 25030 Besançon Cedex - FRANCE)

Several bus lines link the station and downtown city

Coming by plane

The four airports closest to Besançon are :

Coming by train

Besançon can be accessed by train from

  • Paris (Gare de Lyon) - Besançon Viotte: 2h - 9 high-speed trains per day
  • Lyon - Besançon Viotte: 3h
  • Strasbourg - Besançon Viotte: 2h30 to 3h - 5 high-speed trains per day


IMPORTANT 2 railway stations: Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and Besançon Viotte (center of the town) you will have to go to Besançon Viotte
You can also take a direct train to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and then take the small train linking this station to Besançon Viotte (2 euro)
To book a journey, you can do it on line SNCF

Coming by car