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La Citadelle de Besancon

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Address: 99, rue des Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
Phone Number: +33 3 81 87 83 33

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This is a great attraction, from the climb up to it (you pass Victor Hugo's house and the astronomical clock) to the variety of museums and historical information. The citadel is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great attraction, from the climb up to it (you pass Victor Hugo's house and the astronomical clock) to the variety of museums and historical information. The citadel is huge and requires basic fitness to see all of it. There is a French Resistance museum and a strange little nocturnal exhibit as well as a cafe and an... More 

Thank ianyoung1985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place is remarkable. They have taken a well preserved world heritage site and added the attraction of the zoo. And, you also have the option of getting a fair bit of cardio on your way up.

Thank Frostback
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The citadel is a very impressive building, and the various museums and the zoo provide something for everyone. The only thing that we found rather annoying was the fact that the multimedia show took quite long too start (after three rounds of announcements in three languages we decided to leave).

Thank Member_France
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Everything impressive here. The massive stone of the citadel, the audio-visual of the history (in the church) and last but not least the resistance museum.

Thank Kalkeren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well organized with lots to see. The way up is tough but one may use a little train going up the hill. All in all a must to see especially when with children. The main attractions in this nice pastoralic city.

Thank Eitan K
Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is a very impressive citadel, with lots of things to do there. Besides the beautiful views to all directions (walk on and along the walls), there are 4 museums, the most interesting one is the resistance museum. There is even a zoo inside, which is very unique. If you walk up to the citadel - it is a steep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

"La Citadelle " is a must in Besançon ! Everyone will enjoy it, a zoo, various museums and great views ! I highly recommend it !

Thank Najat D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This citadel and the string of forts on the loop of the city is why Besancon is here. Easily defensible. Overview of city from the citadel alone is worth trip. Additionally there are excellent historical displays and presentations regarding the distant past and the Marquis during WWII. Beautiful grounds and views of Besancon. Don't miss excellent multilingual audio visual history... More 

Thank Inquilinus
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Citadelle is great, but if the weather is bucketing down as it was on our visit, then possibly not!? It really is a great place though - I would love to see it in good weather, but we are only here for one day. I would recommend, but check the weather as there is lots outside!

Thank Tony S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! Absolutely beautiful views, there's a zoo inside which is a little scarce but a must see. There's a insectarium as well as a noctarium (rats etc), the aquarium is also a little scarce but you can touch some of the fish so it's also a must see with children. Deserves a whole day to visit to see the... More 

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