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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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  • Very suggestive context, structure. We notice a bit confusing ... travelling exhibitions, prisons, public spaces ... still worth a stop. very pretty medieval village ...
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  • Erected at the entrance of the Valle d'Aosta, Savoy fortress occupies the strategic outcrop which bars the access through the Valley. The current Fort was built between 1830 and 1838 on the ruins of an earlier Castle, destroyed in 1800 by Napoleon's troops. This fortress was never the scene of clashes and has therefore preserved virtually intact. Access to the fortress is possible, as well as along the historic road, with comfortable lifts. The visit to the Fort includes the Museum of the Alps (with a section dedicated to kids), prisons as well as temporary exhibitions of various kinds.
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  • Located at the entrance of the Val d'Aosta, this imposing Fort impresses for its size and location. Open every day 10-18 for free internal courtyards and streets, very scenic, always offers interesting shows how exhibitions and more. Easy access for the disabled, elderly and children. not to be missed
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  • Majestic fortress with nice view and free entrance. You can take the lifts to get to the top. And till January 2017 you can visit Avengers Age of UK trim exhibition.
  • View and landscape are amazing. Services are good.
  • Great Fort with nice little village, clean and well kept.
  • 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.