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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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Superb attraction

You really must make time to see the Citadel if you're visiting the city (but allow a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chrisbatt
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Essex
Interesting fort, weird zoo

Besancon seemed like a quaint little city when I was planning my trip through the Burgundy region... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jd1234567
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Washington, DC
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  • Excellent53%
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  • Average7%
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
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+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really must make time to see the Citadel if you're visiting the city (but allow a couple of hours at least). It has something for everyone: an interesting Resistance museum (which covers other aspects of World War II), and a very good restaurant (although...More

Thank chrisbatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besancon seemed like a quaint little city when I was planning my trip through the Burgundy region. The citadelle is the real draw of the town, and it's easy to tell how it was a great place for a historical fort. The views from the...More

Thank jd1234567
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must-see attraction. The fortress itself is stunning, and you can climb up to the top of the curtain wall on either side, for excellent views of the fortress itself, the town, and the river. Start with the high-quality audiovisual presentation in the...More

Thank Ursosarctos
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It's worth taking the walk up to the top even if you're not interested in the zoo and everything. The walk is amazing. Don't bother driving. The view changes along the way and is just mind blowing.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Unless you're really fit, take the bus, reasonably priced and drops you outside. You can wander freely around the first section inside the external wall. This may be enough for you, but there is so much more to see. The animals on the display seem...More

Thank Coralcaybelize
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A great day out. The zoo was very interesting and the tigers amazing. The history lectures and exhibitions were well worth a visit. Could easily have spent more time here

Thank MarkHancox
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We always take friends here when visiting Besancon, especially for children. It is a great day out, although it may pay to check if all the attractions are open. On our last visit the light show and history of Besancon in the church was closed.

Thank Cush2013
CitadelleBesancon, Responsable Marketing et Communication at La Citadelle de Besancon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

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

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We spent most of our day in Besancon in the citadel. For a modest single entry fee there is so much to see and do, we couldn't fit everything in to a single visit. The Resistance museum was fascinating, but to get the most from...More

Thank Westlands
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 to complete your visit. Have a nice day, Marie-Pierre Papazian Marketing and Communication Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2017

I did not pay for entry as I lacked the time, but it was interesting to walk in a little bit and see it. I would definitely pay to see the couple museums, the zoo would not be of interest. There's a fair amount of...More

Thank minn_traveler612
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 11 September 2017 via mobile

A very nice place with a lot of history. The old and cold castle was transformed into an educational and entertainemently place .Panoramic views of the city and wonderful Doubs give us a nice experience. Highly recommend .

Thank Vlad D
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

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JorgeRita
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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