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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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A Good Museum on Nazi Occupation

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2014
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is a very interesting 17th-century Vauban fortification which has very commanding views over the region. Worth the trip up the hill to see how the French established these defenses at the time of their empire. There is also a zoo here, and was surprised to see it had big cats.There is also a Resistance museum.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Excellent place. I just didn't have enough time to see everything :-( The zoo is quite good with all the monkeys, the fortress itself is very impressive and offers good vistas over Besancon and the river Doubs. You'd need a minimum of four hours to see the essentials. Very good for families with children, they will have a whale of... More 

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La-Baule-Escoublac, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This zoo is incredible when knowing that your upon a hill, and that you can admire the whole city (especially the old town) from the top. Lots of animals to see, lots of fun. very nice place to visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

So much history in the citadel and a bit sad to see it turned into an insectorium, aquarium and home for a few exotic animals. Beyond this, the Franch-Comtois Museum is great and the Vauban history exhibit is very good though.

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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

plenty to keep kids amused with zoo and other forne and flora, good but depressing museum on the Nazi era

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

The zoo has been built in to the citadel, making it a pleasurable maze to traverse. You find yourself drawn to not only the animals but also the architecture. And for a mere 8 Euros it's a great way to spend two or three hours. Check out the flamingo enclave especially, there are strange red birds amongst the flamingos that'll... More 

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