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La Citadelle de Besancon

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Address: 99, rue des Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
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Everything impressive here. The massive stone of the citadel, the audio-visual of the history (in the church) and last but not least the resistance museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Everything impressive here. The massive stone of the citadel, the audio-visual of the history (in the church) and last but not least the resistance museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well organized with lots to see. The way up is tough but one may use a little train going up the hill. All in all a must to see especially when with children. The main attractions in this nice pastoralic city.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is a very impressive citadel, with lots of things to do there. Besides the beautiful views to all directions (walk on and along the walls), there are 4 museums, the most interesting one is the resistance museum. There is even a zoo inside, which is very unique. If you walk up to the citadel - it is a steep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

"La Citadelle " is a must in Besançon ! Everyone will enjoy it, a zoo, various museums and great views ! I highly recommend it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This citadel and the string of forts on the loop of the city is why Besancon is here. Easily defensible. Overview of city from the citadel alone is worth trip. Additionally there are excellent historical displays and presentations regarding the distant past and the Marquis during WWII. Beautiful grounds and views of Besancon. Don't miss excellent multilingual audio visual history... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The Citadelle is great, but if the weather is bucketing down as it was on our visit, then possibly not!? It really is a great place though - I would love to see it in good weather, but we are only here for one day. I would recommend, but check the weather as there is lots outside!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! Absolutely beautiful views, there's a zoo inside which is a little scarce but a must see. There's a insectarium as well as a noctarium (rats etc), the aquarium is also a little scarce but you can touch some of the fish so it's also a must see with children. Deserves a whole day to visit to see the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Spectacular visit, full of history. The museum of deportation is well documented. Not advised for kids below 10 years old, some pictures are very disturbing. Beautiful view on the city. The place is accessible by car till the entrance, you have to follow the sign " citadelle access difficile". It means the access is difficult but by car there are... More 

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Sans Souci, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is located above Besancon city, very steep climb, drive your car ( paying parking) or catch a local bus.Their are many rooms open to visit, a small animal section with Australian Kangaroos? Walking the walls is simply breathtaking with photo opportunities on every corner. See the river travel around the Citadel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Combination of military bastion, Resistance history and zoo. All interesting but no explanation for the slightly surreal addition of the zoo! Interesting buildings with good audio guides but also a lovely place to wander about. Service in the brasserie restaurant is totally shambolic so eat elsewhere!

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