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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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  • A mighty fortress is located on the side of the highway Torino-Aosta. From here you can enjoy beautiful views of the Valley and surrounding mountains
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  • We were in Bard at the time of a Festival food and wine that is. The Fort is well worth a visit. Great retauro, nice lifts although we preferred to get at the top taking the scenic route. It was worth it. Interesting exhibitions housed in the premises ... that of Avengers deserves a view to go back to childhood!
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  • the Bard is in a beautiful location with a view. the Fort was modernized with the panoramic lifts. inside there are traveling exhibits, especially in photography. You should definitely get
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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.