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Cycle Tour TourDeFrance

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour TourDeFrance

Added on 24 Apr 2014,

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Total distance in km

1.251

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Cumulative elevation gain in m

9.326

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Avg. slope uphill in %

0,75

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Cumulative elevation loss in m

9.577

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GPS track data

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Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

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by fredsky on 24 Apr 2014

Track points in total

13.072

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Track points per km (avg)

10

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Start/endpoint

Start location

UP 1.1 Besançon Saint-Étienne, Franche-Comté, FR (258 m NHN)

End location

Bordeaux, Aquitaine, FR (7 m NHN)

Character

Sommertour 2014

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Landscape

France...

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Travel to and from ...

Car an Caravan ;)

Sources of information

EV6 and EV3 from that website

Stages

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

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FR-25000 Besançon

 

Old town

Porte Rivotte de Besançon (sortie direction Pontarlier)
Basilique Sainte Madelaine de Besançon
Rue Mayence à Besançon, view of the picturesque Old Quarter
Citadelle de Besançon

Besançon (French and Arpitan: [bəzɑ̃sɔ̃]; archaic German: Bisanz, Spanish: Besanzón), is the capital and principal city of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France. It had a population of about 237,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area in 2008. 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.

Culture

The city has one of the most beautiful historic centers of any major town in France. A broad horse-shoe of the river Doubs, "la Boucle", encircles the old town, while Vauban's imposing Citadelle blocks off the neck. The historic center presents a remarkable ensemble of classic stone buildings, some dating back to the Middle Ages and others to the Spanish Renaissance. Among the most visited historic monuments are:

The Roman remains consist primarily of the Porte Noire, a 2nd-century CE triumphal arch at the foot of the hill on which the citadel stands, and the Square Castan, a semi-circular amphitheater. The Porte Noire may commemorate the victories of Marcus Aurelius over the Germans in 167 CE. It was partly rebuilt in 1820.

From 1534 to 1540, Cardinal Granvelle, chancellor to the Habsburg emperor Charles V, built the Palais Granvelle, in the heart of the town. It consists of arcades that surround an interior court, and is the most interesting of the secular buildings. The Palais contains a set of seven wool and silk blend tapestries from Bruges that were woven circa 1635 and that celebrate seven milestones in Charles V's life. These tapestries remained in Spain until 1888, when they were transferred to France. In 1950 they were transferred to the Palais.

UNESCO added the citadel, the city walls and Fort Griffon to its list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group. Some older military architecture has also survived. There is a cylindrical, 15th-century tower near the Porte Notre-Dame, the southern gate of the city. The Porte Rivotte, a 16th-century gate, has two round towers. The citadel houses the Museum of the French Resistance and Deportation.

The Cathedral, which dates largely from the 12th century though construction continued into the 14th century, contains the most remarkable of the city's masterpieces, a massive Virgin and saints altarpiece by the Italian Renaissance painter Fra Bartolomeo. It also houses a noteworthy 19th century astronomical clock. The Cathedral has two apses, with the eastern apse and the tower dating from the reign of Louis XV.

Attractive quays border the old city, and in places there are shady promenades. On the right bank there is a bathing establishment in the Mouillere quarter that draws its water from the saline springs of Miserey-Salines.

Besançon also has one of the finest city art galleries in France outside Paris. The Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology has a collection whose origins date to 1694, and which a remarkable series of bequests have augmented over time. In the 1960s the architect Luis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier, totally rebuilt the building. The building's interior takes the form of a gently rising concrete walkway that takes visitors up from classical antiquity to the modern age. Among the museum's treasures are a fine collection of classical antiquities and ancient Egyptian artifacts, as well as a very rich collection of paintings including works by Bellini, Bronzino, Tintoretto, Titian, Rubens,Jordaens, Ruisdael, Cranach, Zurbarán, Goya, Philippe de Champaigne, Fragonard, Boucher, David, Ingres, Géricault, Courbet, Constable, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso and many others.

Other museums, aquariums, and zoos
  • Museum of Time
  • Museum of Franche-Comté
  • Museum of Natural history, which contains a zoo, aquarium, insectarium, noctarium, and a climatology exhibit

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Besançon', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 February 2014, 19:25 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Besan%C3%A7on&oldid=597561415> [accessed 12 March 2014]

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Tourist information

Hours of opening

Open all year:

  • Monday to Saturday from 10h to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
  • Sundays and holidays: from 10h to 13h
 

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FR-25000 Besançon

 

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FR-25000 Besançon

 

Hotel without restaurant (garni)

 

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