Ibis Besancon La City

1 Avenue Louise Michel, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25000, France | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $71.00
 

Travel Blogs from Besançon

Memories of France #1

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

2
8

Without a shadow of doubt, my most abiding memory of the French leg of my Via Francigena is of the Commonwealth War Graves I passed by and stayed a while on my journey through northern France. I knew this would be a poignant experience, not least because 2014 is the centenary of the start of the Great War.

As it happens, the first few graves were of airmen from WW2. I saw small clusters of military headstones in village graveyards which were probably the nearest ...

A trees difficile jour.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

2
9

... path in front of me. It was also quite tricky to keep my balance at times, which resulted in my walking poles being called into service for the first time in the trip. Down below me, the river Loue carried last night's storm water through the valley with great ferocity and noise. By late morning, I finally reached its source, where a large hydroelectric plant has been built to harness energy from the raging waters.

The afternoon should ...

I tried to resist, but I'm glad I relented.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201

2
16

... been able to say this had I continued along the long and 'too dangerous' main road to Ornans, that's for sure.

I was given a warm welcome at my journey's end for the day. With hardly a moment's stop to draw breath, Laurence continued to provide advice and copious notes on the VF route, including an invaluable list of accommodation contacts all the way through to Rome (which, incidentally, I've already used to successfully book next Monday's ...

Anchoring in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm

4
48

... Augusta and Louis Lumière, inventors of cinematography were also born here. Louis Pasteur went to school here. Colette lived here at one time. And the Tour de France will be going through here.

The architecture of the old town is gorgeous. There is nothing I like more than wandering the little streets and alleys off the main ones, looking at rooftops, doors, door knockers, windows, (in windows ...

Gimme Shelter - in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm

3
18

... about how these amazing engineering feats were accomplished and why. A canal becomes like a companion when you are cycling beside it for days on end.

This canal was built between 1784 and 1834 in order to connect the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhone River to the Rhine River via the Doubs river valley, providing a navigable commercial route between the North Sea and the Mediterranean. It is 236 km ...

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 1 Avenue Louise Michel, Besançon, is near La Citadelle.
Map this hotel

Amenities

    More great choices in Besançon

    Search for more deals in Besançon

       

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ibis Besancon La City Besançon

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent