Fall Color in Besançon, France

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It’s the peak of fall color here in France, so let’s start the week right with some amazing fall color from Besançon in the Franche Comté region.

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Besançon is a city filled with life, culture, and history. Strategically located on the Doub river, Besançon’s history reaches back to the Romans. A peek into the Roman city can be seen in the triumphal arch the Porte Noir. The Fortifications of Vauban, a UNESCO world heritage site, also offer a look at the city’s past. A military base throughout history, today the citadel, is home to the Museum of French Resistance and Deportation.

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A stroll down the river side offers incredible colors and a taste of life in Besançon a city filled with students from the University of Franche Comté. And, a walk through the city will take you to the homes where Victor Hugo and the Lumiere brothers were born.

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Finally, don’t miss the Cathedral of St. Jean tucked into the hillside. You’ll find an incredible astronomical clock and the stunning altar by Fra Bartolomeo inside.

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Happy Monday!

besos, Dianne

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