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Citadelle de Dinant, Dinant

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A fortress that watches over the city, Citadelle de Dinant stands on the site of a fort that was constructed in 1051. The citadel blends with the cliff face on which it sits, complete with a grassy roof, so, from a distance, it's difficult to see. However, once inside, a huge interior courtyard and a museum offer visitors a glimpse back in time. Climb the 400-plus steps leading to the entrance, or save your energy and ride a cable car to the top. In the museum, learn about the fortress' history with life-size figurines in dioramas, as well as traditional museum exhibits. Go up the stairs to the upper walls of the citadel for a view over the Meuse Valley. Purchase your tickets when you arrive; the attraction is rarely crowded. Put Citadelle de Dinant and other Dinant attractions into our Dinant travel app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This place is rich with history, both sad and some uplifting but overall it’s a place of great tragedy. It’s been well preserved in places and is actually quite spooky in others. ****Unfortunately a....  more
    This place is rich with history, both sad and some uplifting but overall it’s a place of great tragedy. It’s been well preserved in places and is actually quite spooky in others. ****Unfortunately a....  more »
  • They closed Funicular at 16.30, we was there at 16.45 . We paid for it before 44eur, when we tried to get back up to Citadel parking, where our car was parked, they just said it's closed and we... 
    They closed Funicular at 16.30, we was there at 16.45 . We paid for it before 44eur, when we tried to get back up to Citadel parking, where our car was parked, they just said it's closed and we...  more »
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  • The citadel is very strong strategic rocky construction on the top of the mountain with strong historic heritage, inside citadel you can visit 14 meaningful historic spots and the museum is very impressive they used visual and acoustic sound to make the impression of that days tragedies that had taken place. The citadel tour has also an option with combo to go for boat trip which was a nice choice. You can combine and enjoy the boat with nice atmosphere
  • You need to pay €11 when you enter this place. It does not matter where you park, up or down. They have a counter at the top and bottom, with small entrance. You can either walk the stairs or take the cable, your choice but you still need line up and pay the fee. Parking is free up at the fortress. So it is best to park there, pay, pick your choice to go down. When you are done, line up to make your way back. Don’t bother to go in front of the line to see if you can bypass everyone just because you bought ticket from the top. You still have to line up. Enjoy!!

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