Venue and Accommodation

Event Location

The EFTS is in the ENSMM building, 26 rue de l'Epitaphe, Besancon

By Plane

Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse EAP/MLH/BSL, 160 km / 1:45 drive, or shuttle + train
Geneva airport GVA, 190 km, 2:30 hours drive
Lyon Saint Exupery LYS, 250 km / 2:30 hours drive, or shuttle + train
Paris Charles de Gaulle CDG, 3:30 hours by train (driving not recommended)
Strasbourg Airport SXB, 250 km drive, or shuttle + train

By Train

Besancon has two main stations, Viotte (downtown), and Franche-Comte TGV (16 km away)
Make sure that your ticket brings to Viotte. A comfortable connection from Franche-Comte TGV to Viotte is always available

  • Paris Gare de Lyon, 2:30-3 hours, 10 train options every day
  • Lyon Besançon Viotte, 3 hours, 10 train options every day
  • Mulhouse, 1:30, 10 train options every day
  • Strasbourg, 2:30-3, 7-8 train options every day

The French railway company is SNCF

By Car

Urban Buse Lines

Everything is on the web page of the Ginko bus company

Near the ENSMM, where the EFTS is located, 5-10 m walk

Downtown, 20-30 m bus + walk

Hotel du Nord
Hotel Regina
Hotel Granvelle - Best Western Citadelle. We could not find the web site, you shoud use a general-purpose platform like,, etc.
Hotel Ibis Besançon centre ville

Near the Besancon Viotte railway station, 20 m bus + walk to the EFTS

Besançon is the capital and principal city of the Franche-Comté area in the east of France. Located close to the France-Swiss border, it is the capital of time mechanisms.

The city has one of the most beautiful historical centres which presents a remarkable ensemble of classic stone buildings, some dating back to the Roman era.

square-castan-1.300x400.jpg The old town is enclosed in a broad horse-shoe part of the river (Doubs), which is blocked off at the neck by Vauban's imposing Citadelle. The citadel, the city walls and Fort Griffon were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, as part of the “Vauban's Fortifications” group.

Please find more information
on the Besancon Tourist Board web site,
on Wikipedia, and
about La Citadelle, UNESCO World Heritage, du-haut-de-la-citadelle-vue-imprenable-sur-la-cite-vauban-photo-ville-de-besancon.jpg,

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