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La Citadelle de Besancon

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Excellent Day out for all the family

This is a citadel with a difference, what an interesting place! The castle itself is well looked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather A
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Watford, United Kingdom
Vauban's masterpiece

Huge fortress with breathtaking ramparts and inner courtyards. We enjoyed the experience which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JandSEvian
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JandSEvian
Reviewed August 12, 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

Thank Jordan D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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 July 29, 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

2  Thank CSinKTM
Reviewed July 13, 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

2  Thank Sc6874
Reviewed July 5, 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 July 3, 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
CitadelleBesancon, Responsable relations publiques at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, For your information, we have an audio guide in English (in the office reception) for the movie in the Chapel See you at the Citadel Have a good day

Reviewed June 27, 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
CitadelleBesancon, Responsable relations publiques at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much See you soon at the Citadel

Reviewed June 19, 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
CitadelleBesancon, Responsable relations publiques at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks you See you soon in the Citadel

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JorgeRita
April 29, 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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