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Besançon (French and Arpitan: French pronunciation: [bəzɑ̃sɔ̃] ; archaic German: Bisanz, Latin: Vesontio) is the capital of the department of Doubs and of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France, close to the border with Switzerland. In 2013, it had a population of 116,952. Once proclaimed first green city of France, it has been labeled a "Town of Art and History" since 1986. Since 2008, Besançon's Vauban citadel has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Besançon, France. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. Besançon is located at a short trip away from Annecy a major city in France. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Annecy for its bountiful attractions like Lake Annecy, Gorges Du Fier, La Vieille Ville on your trip to Besançon. Also, to reach Besançon, you'll have to take a flight to Annecy; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Besançon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Besançon

    Know the pollution level of Besançon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Besançon - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 86.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.27 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.58 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Besançon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Besançon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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