Porte Noire

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Porte Noire information

Besançon , France
Street square Castan
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A steep 15-minute downhill walk from the citadel, the Porte Noire is a triumphal arch left over from the city’s Roman days, dating from the 2nd century AD. It sits on a square where the vestiges of an aqueduct were discovered in the 19th century.