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La Citadelle de Besancon

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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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This place has a little bit of everything - great views, history, a zoo and a museum of the French... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
HenderTravellers
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Toronto
Well worth a whole day out

This is our second visit and we covered places we missed the first time. ALL the museums are... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Keith1920
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London, United Kingdom
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This place has a little bit of everything - great views, history, a zoo and a museum of the French resistance and holocost. If you go, make sure to take in the 10 minute (ish) video in the chapel at the start of the visit....More

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is our second visit and we covered places we missed the first time. ALL the museums are exceptional - especially those designed for children. Plan on taking a picnic lunch as the only two food outlets up there are very disappointing. However, there are...More

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Both my husband and myself were just blown away by this place. The person that had the idea of housing animals within a citadel should be given a medal. What a great idea, not that we condone zoo's but as they are maintaining the citadel...More

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive and enthusiastic feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The kids' expectations were quite low, to be honest! But we ploughed on courageously nonetheless and had a really good afternoon. The zoo was a great hit (fab tigers! Cute primates! Brilliant baby boar!) and the views of the area really impressive. We didn't make...More

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive and enthusiastic feedback. Hope to welcome you again to visit the museums ! Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 11 August 2017

I went mainly to view the Musee de la Resistance et Deportation. This in an extensive museum with many rooms of exhibits, and many artefacts on display. Well worth the entrance fee to the Citadelle which also allows entrance to other attractions. The only other...More

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CitadelleBesancon, Marketing and Communication Manager at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Many thanks for your very positive feedback. You can access to the Citadel by car, on foot and also by city bus. More information on our website in the section : "Practical info on the Citadel - Access and parking". Hope to welcome you again....More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I had no idea that this was an UNESCO heritage site. It's fascinating. It's huge and we spent all day there. The museum regarding the French resistance and deportation is a must but be warned is upsetting a with many disturbing images. Many French resistance...More

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive and enthusiastic feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic, totally worth the entrance ticket! If you have kids I totally recommend it for the visit of the zoo

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 28 July 2017

I have visited lots of Vauban's fortresses but this is surely the masterpiece. 40 years in the building and still in use until fairly recently the whole is inspiring. Inside the edifice there is a magnificent museum to the French( and other) resistance together with...More

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CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Many thanks for your very positive feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

It was the second time visiting. The first time it was all about the history, Vauban etc. This is an interesting part of french history but this time.... It was a Zoo as well!! Including a fish pond, Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and an insectarium guaranteed...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very interesting place to visit. Perhaps not for the very young but there is a little zoo which might be of interest. We didn't have the time to visit that area so can't give any further information on the zoo. However the buildings, museum in...More

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JorgeRita
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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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