Make sure you allow enough time and are fit enough!!! Check closing times. Advise get there early. Had not realised the significance of it until went there
Very well preserved and used in many ways, it is a joy to visit for the grownups and children alike. Give a good view on the surroundings, the little Zoo is for sure an attraction, if the weather is nice, you could spend easily half a day without feeling the time.
Actually I decided to visit this town after seeing in the Google Earth the citadel and the river around it.
Very nice citadel form the 17th century, with 4-5 different museums and a very nice zoological parc.
Just to echo everything that has been said below about this amazing Citadel - one of the highlights of our trip to the area! Fantastic views from the top necessitate a very steep climb but take your time and enjoy the way up past the Cathedral. Best tip is to go first thing when it opens as we had the... More
Amazing historical site. Museum of Resistance and Deportation very moving and is a must see. Take the bus up - it's a long walk!
La Citadelle is very impressive even judging by our limited visit - caused by the local circumstances .. We are a couple 82 and 78 and found the "climb" from the bus stop exhausting and for this reason we had to cut short our visit. This is the one place where a tractor train seen in so many resorts would... More
A unique place with a fantastic view over the city, a zoo, a folk arts museum, a resistance/holocaust museum with tons of historical artifacts. A whole-day affair...
We parked for free on the other side of the river and walked through the town centre. Chaotic road & bridge works made our initial walk something of a stumble and we were surprised at how 'empty' the old town streets were. We climbed gradually upwards and passed the cathedral - worth a visit in itself and built cleverly into... More
Excellent place to visit for the whole family, we spent about 4 hours on our visit so much to do, they have various museums, zoo's, loads of information about the wars etc, and fantastic views, we will visit again.
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