Besançon is the prefecture of the department of Doubs in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The city is located in Eastern France, close to the Jura Mountains and the border with Switzerland.
Capital of the historic and cultural region of Franche-Comté, Besançon is home to the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regional council headquarters, and is an important administrative centre in the region. It is also the seat of one of the fifteen French ecclesiastical provinces and one of the two divisions of the French Army.
In 2019 the city had a population of 117,912, in a metropolitan area of 280,701, the second in the region in terms of population.
Address 116 Grande Rue, Besançon 25000, France
Coordinates 47°13'49.128" N 6°2'0.445" E