Affordable Tour of Besançon with Trafalgar Tours in Europe
If you wish to veer away from the popular tourist sections of France, which can be quite crowded during summer, you may want to consider a tour of the Franche-Comté region; in particular, Besançon, its capital city. And if it’s an affordable tour you want, check out Trafalgar Tours in Europe.
Note: We recommend guests to book their tour package early to take advantage of early bird discounts and other perks. You may contact us at 1.800.528.9300 for more details.
Why Visit Besançon?
Besançon is a city with picturesque neighborhoods and plenty of historic landmarks, but what stands out the most about this town is its rich cultural heritage. Known as the Town of Art and History, Besançon is a haven for history and art buffs.
It is also the birthplace of Victor Hugo, one of France’s renowned and beloved writers. So it only makes sense to visit the house where the great writer was born.La Maison Victor Hugo houses an exhibition on the life and work of the writer and poet, as well as an exposition on the impact of poetry on society. The house dates back to the early 1800s.
To include a trip to Victor Hugo’s home in your itinerary, make sure to mention it to one of our travel planners.
Another place worth visiting is The Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to two museums: the Museum of the French Revolution and Deportation, and the Natural History Museum. Also within the citadel is a zoo. Don’t be surprised if you run into a red kangaroo while exploring the citadel’s grounds!
Also worth a visit are other tourist spots like the Cathédrale Saint-Jean, the Square Archéologique Castan, Porte Noire, and the Musée du Temps or the Museum of Time.
But if your tour restricts you to only a few sites, it is highly recommended that you put the house of Victor Hugo and the Citadel on top of your list. You can also discuss these and other sightseeing options with your travel agent.
To learn more about the other destinations included by Trafalgar Tours in Europe, call us at 1-800-528-9300.