franche-comté - besancon : the european center of microtechniques

 “At any time,  throughout the world, each and everyone of us transports, uses or relies on micro-technological components from Franche-Comté”

The organising committee is glad to welcome you cordially in Besançon city , and more precisely in the "TEMIS" area.
TEMIS,  the  MIcrotechnology and  Scientific  cluster, is the only technical centre in France dedicated to micro-technological business.
On  the  130  hectares  of  the  TEMIS  site,  innovative technological  companies  work  in  cooperation  with engineering schools,  the  university  laboratories,  the  training institutions,  at  the  hub  of  a  network  of  industries and  microtechnology  suppliers,  in  a  recognised technological environment.

Part of this area, FEMTO-ST hosts several leading edge technological platforms, including the MIMENTO Technology Center (part of the French RENATECH network).

Unique in France, MIMENTO includes a “nanotechnology” module (nano-engraving, nano-lithography, etc.), a “micromanufacturing” module (3D structures, piezoelectric materials, hybrid micromechanics) and a pooled “R&D - Industrial innovation” module (industrial production line for piezoelectric micro-nano components).


  ville besançon padvision

 © ARD Franche-Comté                                 © Besançon city / PABvision

© FEMTO-ST headquarters - Denis Bouvier / Groupe 6  

   Vertical MEMS scanner with assembled ball microlenses (CNRS/FEMTO-ST)

© David Cesbron / Région FC      © FEMTO-ST. Photonic crystal on    © FEMTO-ST./CNRS Vertical MEMS
                                                                a LN ridge waveguide                       scanner with assembled ball microlenses



how to get to femto-st?

The workshop will take place at:


  FEMTO-ST Institute
 15B Avenue des Montboucons
  25030 Besançon cedex





by plane

The four airports closest to Besançon are :

 by train

Besançon can be accessed by train from

  • Paris (Gare de Lyon) – Besançon Viotte: 2h - 9 high-speed trains per day
  • Lyon – Besançon Viotte: 3h
  • Strasbourg – Besançon Viotte: 2h30 to 3h - 5 high-speed trains per day

IMPORTANT 2 railway stations: Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and Besançon Viotte (center of the town) you will have to go to Besançon Viotte
You can also take a direct train to Besançon Franche-Comté TGV and then take the small train linking this station to Besançon Viotte (2€)
To book a journey, you can do it on line SNCF

 High Speed Train (TGV):

 By bus

A l'arrêt gare Viotte : prendre ligne 3 direction Temis.
Descendre à l'arrêt Temis (durée environ 20 minutes).


 by car or taxi, coming from A36


  • the A36 motorway, exit n° 4 « Besançon Centre – St Claude ». Follow the direction « Lausanne – Besançon » and take exit n° 56. « Montrapon/Montboucons/TEMIS ». Follow the direction 'Centre-Ville' and at the 2d roundabout, the entrance to FEMTO-ST is 50m. on your right
  • BELFORT: at the entrance to Besançon, take the Boulevard Léon Blum on your right in the direction of DIJON / DOLE. After 4.5 km, turn right onto the «Avenue des Montboucons », the entrance to FEMTO-ST is 500m on your left.
  • LAUSANNE: arriving at Besançon, at the 1st roundabout, take the direction « Montbéliard / Belfort ». Then follow directions for the A36 motorway.
  • LYON: At the village of Beure, take the direction « Dole/ Vesoul/Montbéliard ».

Voir l'itinéraire



2 free car-parks are available next to FEMTO-ST:

  • Rue Gérard Mantion 25000 Besançon
  • 24 Rue Alain Savary 25000 Besançon (47.250590, 5.995307)


  park-and-ride space

 177 places. Close bus lines: 3, 11, 14, 23 40 and 61 à 67

  • 15 av. des Montboucons 25000 Besançon (47.25303 / 5.996918)


acces temis fremto



Near the workshop location (FEMTO-ST) 5 min walk: