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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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If in Besançon, obviously this is the first place to visit. If in good shape, the best way to... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2015
Truls J
Don't hesitate

to climb up to the Citadelle. I know how depressing it can be to watch animals in a zoo, but this... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2015
Besancon, France
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

If in Besançon, obviously this is the first place to visit. If in good shape, the best way to ascend to La Citadelle, is by the stairs starting next to hotel Les Sauvages. Beware though, you can easily spend most of the day up there,...More

Thank Truls J
Reviewed 18 March 2015

to climb up to the Citadelle. I know how depressing it can be to watch animals in a zoo, but this one is clean and not over-populated. Then you can enjoy a fantastic view over the city of Besançon. Enjoy your visit!

Thank lynpequignot
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Came here in August 2014 with my family (Mum, Dad, sister, brother-in-law and Nephew). I'm a lover of history, so I enjoyed reading the bits of history around the Citadel and went in the Holocaust Museum which I found interesting despite not being able to...More

Thank PoshSam88
Reviewed 19 January 2015

The Besancon fortress was great. We did all the museums and found them all interesting. The most striking was the Holocaust museum (very young children beware) Loads of history and surprisingly, a zoo there too (aquarium and insectarium as well) !! Great for a day...More

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Imposing fortress with an interesting history, set up to contain 2 museums and a zoo very well kept. The Comptois museum shows some interesting artefacts of the area and its history. In the zoo, monkeys, exotic birds, lions and tigers have enough space to move...More

1  Thank aa27
Reviewed 29 October 2014

This place is simply amazing. I brought my children when they were small & had such a lovely memory of it, that I brought them back again during a recent trip to the area and I wasn't disappointed! The noctarium alone is worth the visit!...More

2  Thank danish75
Reviewed 7 September 2014

One of the most interesting and prettiest fortress towns we've ever visited (and we've visited quite a lot including other Vauban fortified towns). The walk up can be strenuous from the town or easy if you drive and park or take the little tourist 'tractor...More

3  Thank englishaccountant
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Caught bus from town square near tourist information. Interesting history and great views. Has cafe and little museums. Can spend all day. Steep walk on cobbled stones however can arrange lift with security if older/ disabled. Besancon is a picturesque town with many things to...More

Thank Rosemarytrip
Reviewed 5 September 2014

First up, La Citadelle is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nuff said, like you just gotta visit, but I'll expound. Besancon is unique in France in that it is not yet hounded by the tour-bus crowd. Because it's not yet overly touristed, the city has...More

1  Thank K1A2R3I4N
Reviewed 4 September 2014

The history and culture of the Citadel - the Resistance Museum and the Deportation Museum in paerticular - were wonderful. Very sensitive and comprehensive overall. Unfortunately there wasn't a good restaurant nor cafe up there, so we couldn't sit down and enjoy a coffee or...More

Thank Val M
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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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