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Forte di Bard, Bard

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A fortified castle built in the 19th century by the House of Savoy, Forte di Bard reopened in 2006 as the Museum of the Alps. Although the main structure dates from the 19th century, the complex is built atop the foundations of a fifth- and tenth-century castle complex. The fortress repelled Napoleon's army of 40,000 with a mere 400 soldiers manning the castle. Visit the museum to learn more about the castle's defenses and the Alps. Put Forte di Bard into our Bard holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bard.
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  • Visit this fort was an indescribable feeling. first seen in avengers movie age of ultron couldn't wait to visit the place and as soon as I had the opportunity I took it on the fly. gorgeous in all its Majesty! GO ABSOLUTELY
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  • Spectacular fortress in the Aosta Valley. Caution driving: the entrance of the car park is located directly in the curve. Directly from the parking garage roof several lifts climb very easily on the fortress. There are several museums, which then separately cost entry and a small cafeteria in the fortress. Visibility in the Valley is ok, but not really overwhelming.
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  • I learned that the Bard there was an exhibition of Chagall and so decided to take this opportunity to visit the Fort and the village next door. The Fort is accessible even to those who are not then long uphill walk through four elevators. Once at the top there are currently 5 exhibitions/museums. Us having the card we had access to all Museums: the Museum of the Alps, interesting visual mix with reconstructions of fauna and flora and and depictions of life in the mountains; the Chagall exhibition La vie interesting but not exciting; An exhibition of photographs by Elliott Erwitt for me the real gem, beautiful; and finally a visit to the prisons with narrated the history of and the Avengers with costumes and scenes filmed at the Fort. All topped off with beautiful scenery and a nice walk and a great lunch break light but tasty and with typical fatt wing Restaurant of the Fort.
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  • Nice place and Incredible view. Historical place. Nice for children. Parking is below possible. A lot of elevators are required due to the heigjts. Walking up or down is still recommendable.
  • From the outside, every thing looks great. And then you need to find your way to the parking lot, and the the way to the fort itself, and then the lifts... You go through several rooms and then, out of nowhere, JESUS!!! And then what I only think was a modern theatre. The view was great, everything else in this place was just unclear.
  • The fort is now used as a location for exhibition, with a permanent museum about the Alps and mountains and a few other temporary exhibitions. Its location is still impressive, overlooking a narrow valley, and its nature as one of Europe's most massive fortification makes it just natural that it was chosen to be featured in "Avengers: Age of Ultron".
  • Beautiful place with amazing sightseeing
  • Lift was not working so we have to walk.....i hoped i could get lift from iron man...this fort was used in avengers age of ultron
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