Besançon is the capital and main city of the Franche-Comté region in eastern France. Located close to the border with Switzerland, it is the capital of the Doubs department. The city has one of the most beautiful historic centers of any major town in France. The old town, "la Boucle", is enclosed in a broad horse-shoe of the river Doubs, which is blocked off at the neck by Vauban's imposing Citadelle. The historic center presents a remarkable example of classic stone buildings, some dating back to the Middle Ages. The citadel, the city walls and Fort Griffon were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.
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The workshop will be held in the ENSMM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques) (see the map):

        ENSMM - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques
        26 Rue Epitaphe
        25000 Besançon cedex

ENSMM is 10 to 15 min by bus (number 8) from the railway station.

Several bus lines link the station and downtown (go to Ginkobus website).     

For any questions, please contact us

Hotel list

By default, each registred person will spend the night in the hotel All Suites Besançon (***). The hotel fee will be a part of the registration fee (100€). If you would like to spend your night in any different hotel of the list below, you have to pay the hotel fee.

Near ENSMM (Recommended)


Near the railway station:

For more information about hotels, please the office of tourism site.

Coming by plane

The four airports closest to Besançon are:

Coming by train

Besançon can be accessed by train from Paris - Gare de Lyon (about 2 hours), Lyon (about 1h30) and Strasbourg (about 2 hours). The railway station is "Besançon Viotte" (see the map).
The newly built railway station TGV Franche-Comté is dedicated to high speed trains (see the map). From this station take a taxi or a train heading to Besançon Viotte (see schedule).

To book a journey, go to the SNCF website.

Coming by car

There are several parkings in ENSMM.