Besançon is the capital and principal 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 centres 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 centre presents a remarkable ensemble 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 event will be held at The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Doubs .
Address: 46 avenue Villarceau - F - 25042 Besancon Cedex
Parking: there is a capacity of 50 parking places at the venue.

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The coordinates of the venue are :
Latitude 47.238471 N
Longitude 6.013142 E
or for maps software, copy and paste these coordinates: 47.238471,6.013142

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

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Near the railway station:

Coming by plane

The four airports closest to Besançon are:

Coming by train

Besançon can be accessed by train from Paris - Gare de Lyon, Lyon and Strasbourg. The railway station is "Besançon Viotte" (see the map).

To book a journey, go to the SNCF website.

Coming by car

Parkings near conference location: to be confirmed.