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La Citadelle de Besancon

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Amazing facility

This was a great spot to visit. It offered a view of amazing French military architecture as well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jordan D
Supply, North Carolina
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Visit to Besancon with awesome surprises

The citadelle is amazing on its own, but surprises with the zoo, the insectary, and the noctarium... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael S
Hartford, Connecticut
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank CSinKTM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Sc6874
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I went to the Citadel while I was staying in Besancon for a few days. I did find that it was quite difficult to find via google maps. When I put the address into google maps it brought me into the canal tunnel underneath the...More

2  Thank Peadar D
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do we managed to spend six hours here. And we could have stayed longer! We parked at Rodia carpark right at the top (7euros/day) outside the Citadel. Some others have said you could walk but having seen it now I’m...More

2  Thank angie c
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We caught bus #21 from the car park at the end of town.. but could have caught it closer. Just look out for the yellow Citadelle signs, climb on and pay the 1e40...the buses leave regularly, and it seems more often than the timetable we...More

2  Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

It was a nice sunny day. The kids liked a l lot the little zoo, the aquarium, the reptiles the little insects. The adults liked the ww2 museum. Well worth it the money we spent. Calculate at least 2 hours.

Thank Razvan D
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Very interesting visit with audiovisual assistance. Explanation on the genious fortress builder Vaugan, working for Louis 14. Super views on Besançon. Take the bus to go up the mountain.

1  Thank Dany T
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

High above the city, the citadel is built to protect the people in the ancient times. In different languages, in a multimedia tour, you can walk around and see (and listen to) the history of the town and the building. Innovative man, those Vauban! There's...More

Thank Arlette J
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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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