Citadelle de Besançon

Set high up on its anticline, Besançon Citadel occupies a total of 11 hectares. It could easily have contained a town of 10,000 inhabitants.

The fortress is one of Vauban’s masterpieces, and it is said that its construction was so costly that Louis XIV enquired as to whether the walls had been made out of gold. The Citadel has a dual heritage. The first is that of its initial vocation as a defensive fortress, brilliantly designed and built, which had very few opportunities to show its steel in military situations.

The Citadel then turned to displaying the heritage and history that had been bequeathed to it, and which it is now so proud to present to visitors. The Citadel, which is the leading tourist attraction in Franche-Comté in terms of visitor numbers, and was voted “Tourist Site of the Year” by the Ministry of Tourism in 2003, has become the pride and joy of the people of Besançon.

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Citadelle de Besançon
99 Rue des Fusillés de la Résistance
25000 BESANCON
03 81 87 83 33 contact@citadelle.besancon.fr
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Descriptif

Visites

  • Parcours adapté aux enfants
  • Visite guidée en permanence
  • Visite libre

Visite pour les groupes

  • Visite guidée en permanence
  • Visite guidée sur rendez-vous

Tarifs

Tarifs

  TARIFS
Base rate - full rate adult 10,90€
Children's group rate 4,50€
Special rate 4,50€
Gratuities 0,00€
Group rate 7,70€
Child's price 5,10€

Moyen de paiement

  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Credit card
  • Cash