Enjoy a wide range of activities
around the Hôtel du Nord
The Hôtel du Nord allows you to quickly reach many activities in and around Besançon, thanks to its convenient location. Discover museums, cycling, concerts and shows, for example.
Reserve a room at the Hôtel du Nord
and discover Besançon,
a city steeped in history and culture
Discover the town of Besançon, birthplace of the Lumière Brothers and Victor Hugo, and discover its numerous historic monuments, such as the Saint John Cathedral or the Saint-Pierre church. Dive deep into the city’s culture and heritage by opting for a guided tour.
Why not visit Besançon’s museums?
A range of museums ensure there’s something for every culture or history lover:
- Victor Hugo Museum: through different spaces, this place of memory traces the life and struggles of Victor Hugo, author ofLes Misérables.
- Musées de la Citadelle : Museum of French Resistance and Deportation, Comtois Museum, the Museum.
- Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology: a wide survey of Western art, from Prehistory to the mid-twentieth centurye siècle.
- Musée des armées Lucien Roy : retrace les conflits impliquant la France.
- Museum of Comtoise Houses, near Besançon: discover various types of traditional regional houses from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, in their natural environment, within a large 15-acre park.
Find a room in our hotel so that you can enjoy yourself in Besançon!
Finding a hotel so that you can enjoy activities in Besançon isn’t always easy. Stay in a room at the Hôtel du Nord, and find activities for the whole family nearby. View our rates.
Leisure and discovery
Leisure activities are available for both adults and children: hiking or cycling, swimming pools and lakes, canoeing, Besançon golf course, skating rink, etc.
A Unesco World Heritage site, the Citadel of Besançon, considered one of the most beautiful in France, is a Vauban masterpiece. Not to be missed!
Passionate about sports?
We have beIN Sports channels at our hotel!
Looking for a hotel where you can watch beIN Sports in Besançon?
The Hôtel du Nord has this sports television channel, so you won’t miss your match or competition.
Concerts and shows
Enjoy a range of shows, artists, concerts and opera at the Besançon National Stage and at the Besançon Franche-Comté National Drama Centre.
Hydrotherapy, for a wellness-focused stay!
Is wellness an important part of your stay? Thermal water treatments, massages, a relaxation area (swimming pool, hammam, sauna) and a fitness space await you at the Salins-les-Bains thermal spa, about 40 km from Besançon.