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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good15%
  • Average21%
  • Poor37%
  • Terrible6%
27 Jun 2016
“Don't bother”
17 May 2016
“Necessary for visit”
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25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

What a disappointment this was. The commentary accompanying the journey was barely audible. We had walked most of the route already so didn't see anything new until we reached the Citadel. There were no photo opportunities and so we decided to walk back. I believe...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed May 17, 2016

When I have a fews days in a new place, I tend to do the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus (or similar) so I can get a lay of the land, see the sights, and have an idea of what I might want to go back and...More

Thank finlandadventures
Reviewed September 18, 2015

I planned to use this tour to get to the Citadel which towers above the city centre. Head for Parking Rivotte if in a car and you are opposite where the train sets off from. Our driver was a comedian and we could not stop...More

1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed August 24, 2015

If nothing else this train is an easy way to get up to the Citadelle. It is an up-hill trudge. Luckily there is an alternative that is noticeably cheaper, that's a public bus from the main town centre. Train about 5 Euros per person, bus...More

2  Thank RichPWade
Reviewed May 27, 2015

There is audio commentary to accompany the train tour. Languages available are French and English. However, you may need to remind the driver to turn it on. He forgot until half way through our tour.

Thank DitaTee
Reviewed May 25, 2015

Besancon's inner city is quite small, flat, and easily doable on foot. To go up to the Citadelle is another matter - here you can take bus number 27, and go back the same way, for a fraction of the train's price

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed August 5, 2014

The petite train pick-up point, in a parking lot near a row of restaurants housed in quaint old buildings, looks unimposing. However, they moment you pass through the first old city gate and enter historical Besancon, the magic begins. The train is the best way...More

2  Thank Carol E
Reviewed May 24, 2014

The very best way to visit the old center without walking. It takes you al the way to the Citadel (Zoo) where you can spend a full day. This city is old but so well kept. A must do on your way to the south...More

2  Thank Blumy2014
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