Besancon may not have the reputation of some of the other French cities, but as the capital of the Franche-Comté region it deserves its place as one of the country's most prominent towns. Situated in the east of France and very near the Swiss border, the city has a kind of transnational cosmopolitan character, allied with a historic city centre and very modern amenities. The famous Besancon Citadel is the first port of call for many tourists.
If you take up car hire in Besancon, Geneva Airport is just under 18km drive away and allows you to make the most of your trip. Hiring a car in Besancon is available at Besancon Railway station, Dole Airport and Geneva Airport amongst others.
The first stop for many tourists visiting Besancon is the Besancon Citadel which provides a superb panorama over the city. St Jean's Cathedral, the Astronomical Clock and ancient Roman remains such as the Porte Noire all help to define the city's incredible architectural heritage.
Hiring a car in Besancon is popular as it's set right on the border of Switzerland, making it a major juncture for southern Swiss cities like Geneva and Berne. Many of Franche-Comte's cities have a highly transnational character as gateways to Europe. Rent a car in Besancon and explore the Franche-Comte region where you can see the intriguing Musée Gustave Courbet.
Opening hours:Mo-Sa 0800-1200 1400-1800, Su closed
Address:27 Rue Thomas Edison
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1400-1800, Sa 0800-1200 1400-1700, Su closed
Address:5 avenue Marechal Foch
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1400-1800, Sa-Su closed
Address:Gare Besancon Franche-Comte TGV, Auxon Dessus
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.