Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant), Dinant
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A fortress that watches over the city, Citadel of Dinant (La 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. Use our Dinant itinerary maker to add Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant) and other attractions to your Dinant vacation plans.
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  • From the top you enjoyed a magnificent view over Dinant. The Citadel itself nothing special, still beautiful.
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  • Worth visiting and also friendly guide who speaks 3 languages perfectly. After a boat trip.
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  • Fun excursion; tour of citadel with a fun guide, beautiful view over Dinant, cable car down: Charles de Gaulle bridge, saxophones and the eglise visited.
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  • An interesting walk through the insides of the fortification. The story takes you back to the battles of the 19th and early 20th century. Do the stairs to the top if the weather is good!
  • Great for a visit. Lovely city. Can easily spend hours lazing on the waterfront restaurants.
  • An awesome experience - a citadel perched above a picturesque village full of history. Learnt a lot about the history of the citadel in the first world war, the guided tour is worth your time since it lets you see all parts of the citadel.
  • Very nicely preserved and full of information about the citadel's history + amazing views from the top. Recommended. 8,5€ entrance fee for adults, which includes entrance to the cable car.
  • Really great town to visit. There are loads of restaurants along the river. We took the cable car to the citadel and had some amazing views.