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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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  • The Museum of the Alps is a great introduction to the Valley as a whole. Four parts to the museum. 1. A great introduction to the Alpine landscape. 2. The natural components of the landscape. 3. The c...  more »
  • WE bought a book at their bookshop related to the wildlife exposition for EUR 35. In the car we discovered that the original price was EUR 25 and that it was covered in black not to be seen. I did not...  more »
  • Bard is at the foot of the Alps and at the entrance to the Aosta valley. The fortress was rebuilt by the Savoys into a mountain so it was a series of gates zigzagging up the mountain to the fortress a...  more »
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  • 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?