La Cathédrale Saint-Jean
Religious heritage

La Cathédrale Saint-Jean


The 12th and 18th century Saint-Jean Cathedral has the particularity of having two apses: the Romanesque choir and the richly decorated 18th century counter-choir. Among the valuable furniture, the circular white marble altar, the only French example of this type, stands out, or the painting of "The Virgin of the Saints" painted in 1512 by Fra Bartolomeo. Next to it, this is the famous Astronomical Clock with a complex mechanism whose many animated figures evoke the resurrection of Christ.
Guided tour possible on request from Besançon Tourisme et Congrès.

La Cathédrale Saint-Jean
rue de la Convention
  • Pets not allowed
Prices & Schedules Opening :

From 02/11/23 to 31/03/24 of 09:00 to 18:00

From 01/04/24 to 31/10/24 of 09:00 to 19:00

From 01/11/24 to 31/12/24 of 09:00 to 18:00

The cathedral is open all year round at the following times: 9am to 6pm (from All Saints' Day to Easter), 9am to 7pm (the rest of the year).

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