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Gare Besancon Franche-Comte TGV, Auxon Dessus
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The Besancon Station stands in the leafy little village of Auxon-Dessus in eastern France. This unlikely spot is a stopping point for the high-speed TGV trains that travel from major French cities and airports. It's also a connecting point with LGV services to Mulhouse and Dijon and the local rail services.
The modern station opened in 2011, in hilly wooded countryside six miles north of the city of Besancon. If you pick up a hire car at the station you'll find that there's plenty of parking outside and an access road to link with the N57 trunk road. This leads south to Besancon.
Visitors who drive to Besancon with a hire car from the TGV station will find the old city centre stands in the southern part, on the far bank of the winding River Doubs, which almost encircles it. It's the capital of the Franche-Comté region but very close to the Swiss border. The historical highlight is the hilltop military citadel designed by Vauban. This has been designated a World Heritage Site, but the entire old quarter is worth exploring. It's a chance to browse buildings ranging from Roman to renaissance, including a cathedral, fountains, amphitheatre and an elegant period river frontage. And while you're here, try the local culinary delicacy: a spicy smoked sausage.
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.