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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 27 June 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Carol F
Reviewed 17 May 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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank finlandadventures
Reviewed 18 September 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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 25 August 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

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank RichPWade
Reviewed 27 May 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.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank DitaTee
Reviewed 26 May 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

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 5 August 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

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Carol E
Reviewed 25 May 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

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Blumy2014
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