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Castle of Sedan, Sedan

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Must see · Castle · Landmark
Castle of Sedan is a grand medieval fortress covering an area of 35,000 sq m (114830 sq ft) on seven floors. Discover the bastions, ramparts, walkways, and the many techniques and tricks that made the castle an impregnable fortress in the past. The circuit is lined with various scenes of daily life of the princes, soldiers, and households in the area. Tour guides are available all summer, and paper guides in English are available all year. The fortress contains the office of tourism for Sedan, as well as a three-star hotel. There is also a museum inside the castle with a room dedicated to the war of 1870 including a rich collection of Prussian helmets. Discover how to plan a Sedan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • More impressive dealt with with literary or other associations than its topographical prominence in vivo. The hot August weather and therestrictions (Covid 19) as well as the unavailability of...  more »
  • Interesting castle to visit, very authentic with great views on its surrounding. Nice nights show outside  more »
  • When driving towards the fortress it’s truly impressive. When walking through the gates you feel tiny... it’s a pity then that at no time during the visit you’re able to see/visit more than one...  more »
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  • A nice castle to look at, and it's very big! However if you take the audioguide it goes very slow and could use a rework. Best part is the miniature of the city near the end. Also if it's raining take an umbrella; if you walk the audioguide you have to walk outside.
  • Huge place of which we get to see a small chunk. The parts you can visit are impressive. You probably don't need the audio guide, and you'll likely get lost along the way, but that's half the fun.
  • Absolute worthy to take a look !!! Be prepared to walk a bit more. The big space in the outside offers breathtaking views and the spirit of former times will reach you. Eine ganz besondere Festungsanlage und eine der größten seiner Zeit.
  • Very nice to see, with much old / authentic structure clearly visible. Also nice translations to English and Dutch with every painting / room information. The most impressive I found the renovations before 1800. The primary walls are 2 meters thick around 1400, the next around 1500 4 meters (just build outside wall together to the original wall), then around 1600 10 meters thick and later up to 20 meters because the progression of artillery. Also it was nice and cool inside the castle (outside 30 degrees Celsius). Have much fun there!
  • What a place to stay! Ive been twice, both times with work. Id love to visit with my wife, but i had told her what a horrible time i was having. She would see that i was not telling the truth!

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