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Hotel de Paris

33 rue des Granges 16 rue de la République, 25026, Besancon France
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#3 of 33 hotels in Besancon
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In the 18th century this hotel used to be a coaching inn and it represents a History lesson in itself. It was called the “Hôtel de France” and became the “Hôtel de Paris” in 1855. It was the favourite address for a large number of learned persons from the higher realms of culture and politics. Even the stones have retained the memory of Prosper Mérimée who stayed here in 1836, of Jules Michelet the famous historian, and even of George Sand and Colette the unforgettable women writers. From this prestigious place the visitor can find the most remarkable monuments and museums.It is also the starting point for nice walks in the historical town centre, hemmed in by the loop of the river Doubs.The setting gives the feeling of a lively inhabited residence where spring generates a delicious woody smell, rising up from the two inner yards, with their totally safe car parks situated at the back of the buildings. On the shaded terrace the visitor enjoys a luxurious moment of calm and can have a quiet breakfast or relax after a busy day. The view on the roof tops and on the forts which surround the town is fascinating. The sun glows into the quiet yards where the fifty rooms have been totally restored to offer a special moment beyond time. With its contemporary and ancient styles which coexist in harmony, the hotel breathes a real atmosphere of serenity. One will appreciate the particular attention paid to the comfort of the bedrooms. The cosy lounges offer original spaces to rest and meditate and the fitness room is the good idea to keep up one’s form. Two well equipped rooms allow people to organize events and conferences in very good conditions.Thanks to the young and dynamic new owners with their good elegant taste, this “hotel de charme” has become a spirited place with its three star service. It is now a jewel in the heart of Besançon.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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rjnspierings wrote a review Oct 2020
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands357 contributions68 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our 1 night stay in Hotel de Paris. Situated very nicely in the center of Besançon. They have a safe parking for the car so you don’t have to bother to take everything out. The service is excellent and they speak English very well. We had a large nice room and the bed was perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dietmar W wrote a review Jul 2020
Hannover, Germany81 contributions60 helpful votes
The Hotel is located in the center of the city, main entrance facing the pedestrian zone. It has a parking from where you can access the hotel directly. You should pre book it. The receptionist was friendly, our room was well sized, even with an extra bed put in it for our 12 yr old daughter. The hotel has nice design features and is very clean throughout. The breakfast is worth the money (10€ p.p.) Restaurants are very close by, we used the one next door and had a nice meal there. Overall this hotel is very recommendable, even if it's a bit pricy.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hôtel de Paris, Service clients/Réception at Hotel de Paris
Responded 14 Aug 2020
Dear 454dietmarw, Thank you so much for your kind comment. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially our location, right in the center of our beautiful city Besançon. We are looking forward for your next visit, Kind regards, Anne Reception
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apbrasmussen wrote a review Jul 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark40 contributions9 helpful votes
Hotel looks great and has a fantastic location. But cleanliness was so-so and in particular the fridge was filthy. Also the air-condition in our room was faulty/old so the compressor kept us up all night. :-( Will try another hotel next time.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Hôtel de Paris, Service clients/Réception at Hotel de Paris
Responded 9 Aug 2020
Dear Apbrasmussen, We thank you for taking the time to leave your opinion after your stay with us. We are sorry that the air-conditioning did not work properly and we ask you to accept our sincerest apologies. Since, we have called a technicien and fixed the problem. We have also checked the mini-fridges in all our rooms, indeed some of them are stained for but not filthy. However, the direction decided to remplace them. We take note with great attention of your observations that will allow us to move forward to give better satisfaction to our customers. We are looking forward to welcoming you again to have a chance to give a better taste of our hotel and beautiful city, Besançon. Best regards, Anne – Front desk
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Richard S wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions2 helpful votes
The room was pleasant enough but you have to go down a long, long corridor to get to it. If you have a car make sure you reserve a parking space with the hotel. If you don't you may, like us, have to park a few blocks away in a public parking lot.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from hoteldeparis25, première de réception at Hotel de Paris
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Dear Richard S Thank you for taking time to share your travel experience on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you stay in our hotel was pleasant enough. Some of our rooms require a little walk indeed but its more quiet than the ones next to the elevator/stairs. However, do not hesitate for your next vist to ask our reception to get a room that suits you better. We hope to welcome you back soon Kind regards, Anne
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Vivelafrancetoday wrote a review Oct 2019
391 contributions78 helpful votes
Recommended! Been to Besançon a number of times and often walked past the entrance to this hotel (but never gone in). Rated No1 on booking sites... well folks, yes, it’s lovely. It’s an odd mix of old and new styles. We managed to book a €140 luxury room for about €81... The hotel is centrally located and has secure private parking. Breakfast was €13, looked good, but we didn’t have time for it (but they will sell you a coffee). Since we seem to go through Besançon every year, we shall definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from hoteldeparis25, Première de Réception at Hotel de Paris
Responded 25 Oct 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are pleased you found your stay comfortable, enjoyed the hotel and its location. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Warmest regards, Anne
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel de Paris
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel de Paris?
Nearby attractions include Musée du Temps et Palais Granvelle (0.4 km), Quai Vauban (0.3 km), and Statue du marquis Jouffroy d'Abbans (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel de Paris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and room service.
Is parking available at Hotel de Paris?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel de Paris?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Ô à la Bouche, Taj Mahal, and Les Tables D'Antan.
Is Hotel de Paris located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Besancon.
Are pets allowed at Hotel de Paris?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel de Paris?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel de Paris?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Square Castan (0.6 km), Fort de Chaudanne (1.5 km), and Porte Rivotte (0.8 km).
Is Hotel de Paris accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.