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Doubs Vacation Packages

Doubs, in Franche-Comte, France, is the kind of destination travelers reminisce about long after the holiday snaps have faded.

It’s about 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Strasbourg and about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Lucerne, Switzerland.

The preserved fortresses and castles in Doubs are worth a visit. Chateau de Joux and Castle of the Dukes of Wurttemberg are just some of the historic castles, forts and other strongholds in this region.

If you’re at a loose end in Doubs, spend an afternoon at the Musee Courbet and the Peugeot Museum of Adventure. Follow a local guide or take a self-guided tour, study the collections or simply relax in the quiet space.

Explore the lives of the rich and famous of bygone days within the halls and grounds of Doubs’s beautifully preserved palace. The majestic Palais Granvelle is a wonderful time capsule, containing the very best design and craftsmanship of its time.

An old place of worship, among the most popular of the many historic sites in the city, is the Besancon Cathedral. Wander through this fascinating place, understand its history and discover why it is so popular with visitors and locals.

The Doubs’s regions wonderfully preserved fortifications are an evocative reminder of the area’s more turbulent times. Take your family to see the Besancon Citadel, and check the signs and inscriptions to find out more about what life was like here in the early days.

In addition to urban parks, Doubs also has several larger nature preserves where visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery and some notable trees, plants and birds. To tour one of the main local conservation preserves, head out to Le Grand Taureau.

Among the best historic attractions in Doubs is the Roman Theater. This site gives visitors the chance to learn about an important chapter in time. Most visitors explore this site and other local historic places for an understanding of the events that shaped this region.

Place du 8 Septembre is one of the most popular public gathering places in in the Doubs area. Bring a few friends and switch off your devices, this square is the place to step off life’s merry go round for while.

In this artistic city you’ll find a handful of interesting cultural centers and museums, such as the Musee des Beaux-Arts, where you can browse local collections. Even if you are only casually interested in art, this is a great place to spend time and learn about art history.


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Best Western Citadelle

Best Western Citadelle

13 Rue General Lecourbe, Besancon
3.9
of 5, from 29 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Besancon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palais Granvelle, House of the Lumière Brothers, and House of Victor Hugo. Time museum of Besançon and Besancon Citadel are also within 10 minutes.

£58
Hôtel du Nord

Hôtel du Nord

8, rue Moncey, Besancon
4.0
of 5, from 8 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Besancon, this hotel is steps from Time museum of Besançon and Palais Granvelle. Hotel de Ville and Besancon Cathedral are also within 5 minutes.

£39
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Les Hauts du Chazal

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Les Hauts du Chazal

26 Rue Professeur Paul Milleret, Besancon
3.8
of 5, from 19 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Besancon, this residence is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Jean Minjoz Hospital and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Micropolis Conference Center. Besancon Cathedral and Hotel de Ville are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£57
ibis Besancon La City

ibis Besancon La City

1 Avenue Louise Michel, Besancon
4.0
of 5, from 26 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Besancon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Besancon Cathedral and Hotel de Ville. Musee des Beaux-Arts and Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besancon are also within 15 minutes.

£50
Qualys-Hotel Arianis

Qualys-Hotel Arianis

11, Avenue du General Leclerc, Sochaux
4.4
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Exincourt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Peugeot Museum of Adventure and Auguste Bonal Stadium. Castle of the Dukes of Wurttemberg is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

£56
Hôtel de Paris

Hôtel de Paris

33 Rue Des Granges, Besancon
4.4
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Besancon, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besancon, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie. University of Franche-Comte and Hotel de Ville are also within 5 minutes.

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