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.

Besançon has been awarded the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label and is the perfect town to host Olympic and Paralympic teams, with its 125 active and diversified sports clubs, its high-level facilities, 13 of which are brought together in 6 Games Preparation Centers. 125 clubs sportifs, dynamiques et diversifiés, ses équipements de haut niveau, dont 13 regroupés dans 6 centres de préparation aux Jeux, labellisée Terre de Jeux 2024, elle est la ville idéale pour accueillir les équipes olympiques et paralympiques !

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