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La Citadelle de Besancon

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WOW! You must visit the place!

Such a beautiful views and the size of the citadelle is very impressive! We came here on 31th of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nina2399
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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Don't hesitate Nice place. Full of things to do : zoo - museum - historical - restaurant With... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Eric V
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful views and the size of the citadelle is very impressive! We came here on 31th of December, before the silvester evening. We parked our car on the parking near the entrance (4 euros for 4 hours). You can park your car in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Don't hesitate Nice place. Full of things to do : zoo - museum - historical - restaurant With kids teens and adult

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eric V
Reviewed 4 October 2018

On a sunny day, the views are spectacular and the zoo is very interesting; it would be a fabulous day out for families with young children as they'd love seeing the animals. We found the multimedia film about the history of Besancon very interesting, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a fantastic day out on a bit of a rainy day in Besancon. The Citadelle itself is really interesting, but there is a great surprise of a decent sized zoo! We thought that the zoo was really cleverly "built in" to the walls...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anastasia53
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a citadel with a difference, what an interesting place! The castle itself is well looked after and extremely impressive. You can walk all around the ramparts and take in the amazing views. However on top of the history of the castle and it's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeatherA730
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Huge fortress with breathtaking ramparts and inner courtyards. We enjoyed the experience which takes at least 3 hours to view in depth

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JandSEvian
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great spot to visit. It offered a view of amazing French military architecture as well as numerous museums of French history. The Resistance museum covered both the French resistance pre WWI as the war itself from a French perspective. Very well done....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The citadelle is amazing on its own, but surprises with the zoo, the insectary, and the noctarium. I especially appreciated the Resistance museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

On the spur of the moment on Saturday morning, we drove to Besançon from Geneva for a weekend outing. The Citadelle is an amazing site situated above the Doub River with spectacular views all around. Entry fee includes access to several high quality exhibitions inside...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CSinKTM
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Vauban's Citadel in Beasncon is not only of great historical importance, but it also now houses a wide cross section of attractions ranging from, as one might expect, museums, to rather more unusually, a zoo and a rodent "noctarium". If you are in Besancon, do...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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JorgeRita
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Rectification: You can park your car on Rodia car park (Avenue de Chardonnet) and take the bus line 27 to the Citadel.
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