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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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Well worth a visit

This place has a very interesting history and the area devoted to Besancon during World War 2 was... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2015
Richard b
London, United Kingdom
Unique piece of History which helps understanding the strategic location of the cify of Besancon

The citadelle of Besancon is located high above the city of Besancon and offers stunning views over... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2015
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

This place has a very interesting history and the area devoted to Besancon during World War 2 was particularly interesting and very well documented.

Thank Richard b
Reviewed 2 May 2015

The citadelle of Besancon is located high above the city of Besancon and offers stunning views over the city and the hills of the Jura. It hosts a museum of the resistance and a brilliant multimedia show in the old chapel highlights the importance of...More

Thank TheDoubleWalker
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I do enjoy going round Vauban forts. This is a pretty good example, made slightly weird by the presence of a zoo inside. It is one of the larger Vauban constructions - and he did construct a lot, and is situated on a hill above...More

Thank jake1642
Reviewed 5 April 2015

If you choose to stay outside to have a view of Besancon, that is absolutely fine. But the historical meaning of this place is what I walked away from the Citadelle. It is very "local" tourist site, yes, but it really shows you visually how...More

1  Thank yuanpaih
Reviewed 26 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 26 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

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29 April 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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