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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 Fort is very scenic, perched on a hill above the Dora Baltea. First property of Bard and then of the Savoy was always used as a guardian of the Valley with views towards France and inland. After the total destruction of the Fort by Napoleon was completely rebuilt and expanded to its current size. Distinguished guest apart Napoleon was a young Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, history can be retraced by visiting the prisons. Hosts many exhibitions, very nice photo that Wildlife. The Fort can be reached on foot through the old town with its numerous fountains and taking panoramic glass elevators, the return you can make him walk. Inside, apart from the exhibitions and the prisons there are shops and places to eat. Not be visited other inland areas as many rooms that housed soldiers or other common areas.
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  • Great tour to visit a beautiful castle. Spectacular view over the whole Valley, on the path of descent describes the stories of the building and the stories of the life of the Valley. Worth, free entrance to the exterior of the Castle.
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  • Rises majestically guard over the Valley. The country the castle can be reached by road or through a series of 4 lifts. There are several options to visit, some permanent and other occasional. I suggest a visit to the prisons, where it is also exposed to the history of the site. There are several car parks available.
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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.