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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Forte di Bard Reviews
188644CarlottaAugust 18, 2017
Ne manquez pas de visiter ce site magnifique en Val d'Aosta, cela vaut vraiment le détour. D'ailleurs, Bard se trouve sur la Via Francigena, la plus ancienne route des pélegrins qui conduisait à Rome.... more »Do not miss to visit this wonderful site in Val of Aosta, really worth the detour. Besides, Bard is located on the Via Francigena, the oldest of the pelegrins road that led to Rome. If you like walking, you can combine a beautiful walk with your visit of the fort. You would like living in another century...
Shampy2014August 18, 2017
Al forte sono andata più volte per mostre e per visite di diverso tipo. Ho trovato sempre un' organizzazione perfetta. Il forte in sé è bellissimo da visitare e ben presentata la sua storia nel video ... more »The strong I went several times for exhibitions and for visits of various styles. I always find it a perfect organisation. The Fort itself is beautiful to visit and well presented his story in the video shown in prisons. There is a special area for kids to discover the mountain through play activities. For adults there are collections and exhibitions of various kinds. Highly recommended!!!
Stefano MAugust 18, 2017
il forte appare in tutta la sua potenza sin dal paese, il parcheggio è di accesso complesso,ma personale gentile e una navetta verso parcheggi più lontani attutisce la cosa. salendo con gli ascensori ... more »the Fort appears in all its power since the country access, parking is difficult but nice staff and a shuttle to parking lots farther dampens it. coming up with the elevators you lose sight of the landscape and the Castle. good organization.
It's got a great history but the local state of the place is a cheesy replica of history. Don't pay for anything. See it from the outside and move on before you see the tragedy of what the European Union does to history. Modern doors of glass, total control of the inside and no history left. It's an art museum. That's all.
Huge fortress from the 19th century. Wonderful views over the valley and very interesting art expositions inside. Bar, restaurant and hotel in the main building. Worth a stop, even just for a coffee.
Beautiful scenery and incredible exhibitions inside the different parts of the castle! A must go 👌🏻🇮🇹🏰🏔
nous avons visité le fort lorsqu'il était enneigé, c'était juste magique, la vue est superbe, vous pouvez visité le fort et également faire d'autres activités, comme par exemple visité l'exposition du célèbre photographe Robert Doisneau. Superbe journée qui vous plonge au coeur de l'histoire du fort et de la ville de Bard, a refaire, je le conseille vivement
medieval village with twisty main street, labyrinthic fort on top of the steep hill, loads of little museums and exhibitions and a hotel in the fort to boot. what's not to like?
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