Besançon Transportation

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    City map
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    Map with cycling stations
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  • Landing place at Moulin St Paul
    Landing place at Moulin St Paul
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    Tourist "Train" to the Citadel

    by Loeffle Written Jun 29, 2003

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    Tourist Train on Place du Huit Septembre

    This little train is supposed for those who have problems with the steep climb up to the Citadel. I didn't use so I can just refer to the information our guide gave us.

    The train has one depart every hour from 10:00 on at Place du Huit Septembre (Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Pierre). Groups have to book in advance. As far I got it the price for the train is included for the Citadel, and you can buy tickets for both at the driver of the train. If unsure just ask him.

    A plus of the train is that you arrive at the Citadel in a good shape and you avoid the traffic. Parts of the food path to the Citadel are on street roads, which is not that invitating.

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Zoo
    • Museum Visits

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    How to get to Bescanson from Paris

    by thinking Written Aug 26, 2006

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    TGV trains
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    TGV railway connections

    To get to Franche-Comté by train :

    Main trains
    Besançon-Paris (2 h 40) - 6 return trips per day
    Besançon-Lille (3 h 35)
    via Marne-la-Vallée and Roissy - 1 return trip per day
    Mouchard-Paris (2 h 30) - 2 return trips per day
    Pontarlier-Paris (3 h 15) - 1 return trip per day
    Dole-Paris (2 h 00) - 4 to 6 return trips per day
    Dole-Lille (3 h 15) - 1 return trip per day
    Frasne-Paris (3 h 00) - 3 to 4 return trips per day

    Railway connections without TGV
    Vesoul-Paris (3 h 15) 9 return trips per day
    Belfort-Paris (3 h 45) 9 return trips per day

    Road connections
    Motorways A 36 and A 39

    SAPPR (Toll motorway company)
    Regional Office Alsace/Franche-Comté
    Zac Valentin
    F-25048 Besancon Cedex
    Tel. 0 803 071 077
    www.saprr.fr

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    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel
    • Business Travel

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    Parking in Besançon

    by himalia11 Written Sep 30, 2008

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    City map

    There are many car parks which are signposted very well, even showing the number of free spaces.
    The two little car parks at the eastern end of the tunnel are free, but half of them are private, so it’s not easy to get a parking space there. We therefore drove in direction center and easily found a space at the parking St Paul next to the river Doubs. It costs 50 Cent per 30 minutes and is free for 1,5 hour around noon.

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    Besançon by boat

    by himalia11 Written Sep 30, 2008

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    Landing place at Moulin St Paul

    The town center of Besançon is located in the loop of the Doubs river, with a 375 m long ship tunnel under the fortress hill. That makes it possible to drive a circuit around the town center by boat - only that the lock at Moulin Saint-Paul was out of order already since some time when we've been there. Also near that lock is a place to moor in case you arrive with your houseboat. Actually we had planned to visit Besançon by houseboat, but as the Doubs had high water it wasn't possible. So we later went there by car.

    There are also some companies that offer sightseeing boat tours with a "Bateau mouche". For details please visit the websites www.sautdudoubs.fr and www.vedettes-panoramiques.com.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Cycling in Besançon

    by himalia11 Written Sep 30, 2008

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    Map with cycling stations

    In the town you'll find several "cycling stations" where you can rent bycicles. You can take a bicycle from one station and return it in another station. For this you need a ticket number and personal code, or on some stations you also can pay with credit card. You can check in the tourist information for more details and also get a map with the cycling stations.
    The first 30 minutes are free, if you use it longer it will cost 1 € per hour, with a maximum of 4 € for one day.

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    By Plane to Paris CDG- as...

    by mignonne Written Aug 25, 2002

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    By Plane to Paris CDG- as there are no airports in Besançon. And take the TGV-Train Grande Vitesse from Paris-Gare de Lyon to Besançon Viotte. Journey: 2.5hrs(Attention! Only for TGV it's 2.5hrs)
    CTB Bus

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    The best way to travel to...

    by exotique18 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The best way to travel to Besançon is to take a TGV from Paris.The duration of travel is just about two hours 15 minutes.
    The best way to get around Besançon is to walk..The transportation is easy in Besançon ,there are many bus stops ,where at every 5 minutes a bus arrives..

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    I took the TGV between Paris...

    by Martin_B Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I took the TGV between Paris and Besancon. It's not too expensive and it's quite fast.
    I want to thank Mignonne who guide me in her city. She was very helpful and I really appreciated this.

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