Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Besançon, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 1.8 km
Ascend 19 m
Descend 16 m

Experience Besançon in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Besançon

Sight 1: Chapelle capitulaire Saint-Paul

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Chapelle capitulaire Saint-Paul

The former chapter chapel of Saint-Paul represents the remains of one of the monastic buildings of the abbey of Saint-Paul located in Besançon in the department of Doubs.

Wikipedia: Chapelle capitulaire Saint-Paul (FR)

104 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Abbaye Saint-Paul

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The Abbey of Saint-Paul de Besançon is a former Augustinian abbey of the seventh century in the historic center of Besançon in Franche-Comté. A prestigious abbey in the Middle Ages, the nave of the Gothic abbey church of the fourteenth century is still used as a municipal lapidary reserve.

Wikipedia: Abbaye Saint-Paul de Besançon (FR)

542 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Église Saint-Pierre

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Église Saint-Pierre

The Saint-Pierre de Besançon church is located in the Boucle district, on the Place du Huit-Septembre, in the heart of the city center. It is named after the first pope and apostle of Christ of Christendom, St. Peter. It is part of the Saint Etienne Pastoral Unit which includes the churches of the city center as well as that of Morre.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Pierre de Besançon (FR)

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Hôtel de Rosières

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The Hôtel de Rosières is a private mansion located in Besançon in the Doubs department.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Rosières (FR)

272 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie

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The musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie in the French city of Besançon is the oldest public museum in France. It was set up in 1694, nearly a century before the Louvre became a public museum.

Wikipedia: Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon (EN), Website

106 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Ancien Hôpital du Saint-Esprit

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The Temple of the Holy Spirit is a Protestant parish in Besançon, Franche-Comté. The parish is a member of the United Protestant Church of France.

Wikipedia: Temple du Saint-Esprit de Besançon (FR)

418 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Église Sainte-Madeleine

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Église Sainte-Madeleine

The église Sainte-Madeleine is a neoclassical 18th century hall church in the Battant district of Besançon, France, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. Antoine-Pierre II de Grammont, the archbishop of Besançon, had it built from 1746 to 1766 to plans by the architect Nicolas Nicole.

Wikipedia: Église de la Madeleine (Besançon) (EN)


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