2 Rue Megevand, 25000 Besançon, France
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France's Well-Kept SecretThe French city of Besançon keeps itself to itself, which makes discovering it all the sweeter.
About an hour from the Swiss border, this small city in the Franche-Comté region is just a two-hour trip from Paris on the TGV and with a Renaissance-era city center, the destination is heaven for any castle-enthusiast or history buff.
However, I went for the cheese, the warm and welcoming local people, and the fresh air.