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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bard trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • I've been several times to the Fort of Bard, but this review refers to my visit yesterday, scheduled to visit current exhibitions. As always, the Fort is well maintained and the staff always friendly and smiling. I found very interesting the exhibition "Impressionism in Normandy", although, in my opinion, the lighting should be improved. In addition to appreciating the works of famous artists: Monet, Boudin, Courbet, Corot and Renoir (unfortunately only one work), I discovered and enjoyed some painters, unknown to me. Absolutely amazing, for me, the exhibition "Wildlife Photographer" dedicated to nature photography. Advice to climb with four lifts and descend on foot, to enjoy a magnificent view at 360°.
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  • We are immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Fort, taking advantage of the guided tour of the Fort, to understand more about the history of the fortress. Priceless pictures on annual nature photography contest
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  • The Fort is very nice and hosts exhibitions and events. The best way to make the most of our historical and artistic heritage.
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  • People love this place, especially those who wants to go for a walk/trek/cycling. The view is amazing from top of the port. But its bit expensive if you want to visit each gallery or auditorium. The cafeteria and the staff are quite good. I saw some international tourists, which made me interesting. The walk path is more beautiful.
  • There were 3 museums and 2 exhibits available. We opted to go through 2 museums. They were both informative and visually appealing. Word of caution, there was limited English available in one of the museums. It was still worth it.
  • Location of the second Avengers movie. Huge fortress, not tucked away on a hill, but right smack dab in the middle of the highway. Can't miss it. It takes four elevators to get to the top and it was free admission the day we went. Parking is located conveniently right under the fortress (don't follow google maps up the tiny time limited road). Offers amazing views of the Aosta valley.
  • Great views of the surrounding area. The fort is not particularly historic (it served more as an exhibition hall) worth a look if you have spare time.
  • Love this place, even if you don’t want to pay to go into the fort the walk around the old town is lovely
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