Summer’s coming, and soon Besançon will host the 6th annual Bien Urbain, an art festival that runs from June 3 through July 30th. Several fun events will take place around the city center, including the chance to meet visiting artists from Spain, Russia, and the Netherlands, and attend a variety of workshops. There will also be activities for kids, live music concerts, outdoor film screenings, and lots more!
If you’d like to get to know the city better, the Besançon tourist office will be giving guided walking tours of historic sites, and bike tours of street art installations. Want to check out some street art on your own? You can download this map, or just wander around the city like I did, and let it unfold around you.