Getting to Besançon


Besançon is located 2 hours from Olympic sites, 1 hour from Mulhouse and Geneva airports, 2 hours from Lyon airport; its location, its natural setting and its sports facilities just a 5-minute drive away from hotels make it the perfect place to prepare for the Olympics.

  • A36 highway from the A6 and A39
  • High speed train station (Besançon Franche-Comté) and central train station (Viotte) (2 hours from Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg).
  • EuroVelo cycle track number 6 from Nantes to Budapest

Besançon and its surrounding area offer all the ingredients to be happy: ever-present and inspiring nature, easy rail access and sustainable mobility, well-conserved architectural heritage and a rich cultural life.

With 125 dynamic and diversified sports clubs, its state of the art facilities, which 13 of them are gathered in 6 Olympics preparation centers labelled Terre de Jeux 2024, Besançon is the perfect structure to welcome the Olympics and Paralympics teams!

Everyone is free to come up with their own personal recipe in this creative ecosystem: alone or with others, to break free or to reconnect, to fulfil their dreams or to make their projects happen, for one day or forever.