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Châteaufarine during rainy day

Châteaufarine is a newly developed area of Besançon located in the west of the city. It is a famous commercial center, the biggest of Franche-Comté, and a part of Planoise, France.


In 1971, "Châteaufarine" was a name of a hamlet, located in the present area of Planoise. This toponym was the name of a farm built by a baker for his children. In 1990, construction began for the first commercial centre in the region.

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Coordinates: 47°13′01″N 5°56′58″E / 47.216828°N 5.949311°E / 47.216828; 5.949311