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Roman ruins near Switzerland

Besançon is the capital of the Franche-Comte region in eastern France. The city and surrounding area are home to more than 240,000 residents. Besançon and the Franche-Comte region are both close to the border with Switzerland.

Citadel at Besancon

The citadel in Besançon

Visit the website of the tourist office of Besançon for more information.

Image: The old town of Besançon, France

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