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La Citadelle de Besancon

99, rue des Fusilles de la Resistance, Besancon, France
03 81 87 83 33
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Besancon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Trying to get into Besancon by car is quite a challenge and when we located a central car park it turned out to be an underground one that was full and impossible to use. Having extricated ourselves with difficulty from this car park, we couldn't face trying to find another location and gave up on Besancon

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Targoviste, Romania
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60 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A must-go in Franche-Comte. Its style, combined with its position on the highest place in the town makes it a nice place for sightseeing and also for history lovers.

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you visit the citadel park in the special park and ride car park and take the bus up.remember to bring your driver license or passport for the audio tours they are included on the price.the zoo and other exhibits will keep you busy ,the restaurant Le Grand convert is very good and not a rip off.there is also a... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I must admit that I didn't expect too much from this visit, but passed an excellent 3h here & didn't have a chance to see all of it. The entry price includes an audio guide that gave a good history of the building, the city & the toing & froing of this part of the land. The walk around the... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We didnt go in to the paid museums but got a bus (No. 17 I think ) straight to the citadel from the park and ride. Got a really good view of Besancon and were able to walk in the outer parts. Then walked back down the steep hill to the city centre, stopping at the cathedral which is worth... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took the bus up to the citadelle, using a combined bus and citadelle ticket, this seemed a good idea, slightly cheaper than doing it separately and definitely better than walking or driving up. A very impressive view as we arrived, The museum about World War II was very detailed and harrowing. There are some english translation sheets but it... More

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Surfers Paradise
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Apart from the history of the fort, we thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit on Nazi Occupation. Some exhibits such as items of clothing, human hair and burnt, charred remains from the crematorium were very moving. The zoo was an added attraction, especially the insects and frogs, as well as the monkey exhibits. Views from the towers are very scenic. The Citadelle... More

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Opelika AL
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A lovely view over the city and river. One can see the sedum garden atop the FRAC. The museum within the citadel are of great interest. Plan on walking a good bit and learning much of the history of the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Museum on the Nazi occupation was the main attraction. Plenty of other activities for parties of school children - but you will not find them in the museum!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

La Citadelle gives you a beautiful view over the city and a sense of historical perspective. The Museum of the Holocaust was especially daunting and stayed with me for a long time afterwards.

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