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La Citadelle de Besancon

#1 of 90 things to do in Besancon Features Animals
99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Fine place to spend a day in Besancon

Interesting exhibit particularly the history of the rise of Hitler and Resistance. Views and walks... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Neil S
via mobile
Very impressive

This is a very impressive fortress. It is worth watching the video explaining the architecture and... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting exhibit particularly the history of the rise of Hitler and Resistance. Views and walks on and about the fortifications. Zoo was rather dismal, however there were good views of the Tigers. Good place to get your 10,000 steps in.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a very impressive fortress. It is worth watching the video explaining the architecture and history. It is a very steep climb, so for the elderly it is a tough visit (unless there's accommodations I am not aware of). My father is 83 and...More

Thank biso67
Reviewed 16 June 2017

If you're visiting Besançon you must go to the citadelle. It has something for everyone considering it has a zoo, aquarium (small), WWII and resistance museum, local heritage museum, amazing views and amazing architecture. The terrain can be difficult for handicapped people, especially the first...More

Thank skersh
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The place is good for kids. The zoo and fish aquarium is best in it, should have more workers and any cafe or restaurant inside !

Thank Nida A
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The structure itself is amazing and the history interesting. However, the overall experience was disappointing for two reasons. First, instead of seeing on display what life was like during any of the early time periods, the buildings now house several museums, an aquarium, insectarium, noctarium,...More

Thank TBSuz
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The place is on the top of the city, you need to walk a lot so be ready.The view of the city from the top is just amazing. The Museum is amazing in it and kids love the zoo & fish aquariums which are so...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You need at least 3 to 4 hours to make the most of this interesting site....more if you want to visit the zoo as well as the historical parts. However, La Taverna "restauration rapide" was anything but "rapide" on Sunday 4th June......very understaffed and a...More

Thank JulyBabies
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We gave really appreciated our visit to the Citadel. The history of its building by Vauban. Also the Museum of Resistance and Deportation which is very well documented. The site is gorgeous and the views are great when walking on the walls.

Thank Helene G
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

La Citadelle proved a fascinating day out, with wonderful views of Besancon and its surroundings, and a variety of museums and exhibits within its walls. Adult entry is €10.60 which we thought was excellent value. The Museum of the Resistance and Deportation was very moving...More

Thank PalominoBrighton
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Three hours was a bit tight for this site that has so much to offer. Don't miss the video presentation in the church (get the audio tour in your language) - it really is 2000 years of history in 15 mins. The zoo is actually...More

Thank Cynthia G
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29 April 2016|
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Response from CitadelleBesancon | Property representative |
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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