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Citadelle de Dinant, Dinant

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A fortress that watches over the city, Citadelle de Dinant stands on the site of a fort that was constructed in 1051. The citadel blends with the cliff face on which it sits, complete with a grassy roof, so, from a distance, it's difficult to see. However, once inside, a huge interior courtyard and a museum offer visitors a glimpse back in time. Climb the 400-plus steps leading to the entrance, or save your energy and ride a cable car to the top. In the museum, learn about the fortress' history with life-size figurines in dioramas, as well as traditional museum exhibits. Go up the stairs to the upper walls of the citadel for a view over the Meuse Valley. Purchase your tickets when you arrive; the attraction is rarely crowded. Put Citadelle de Dinant and other Dinant attractions into our Dinant travel app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • First of all you need to pay 11 Euros no matter what you would like to do : walk up the stairs, take the cable car or park at the top of the citadelle. We were there on a Saturday afternoon in August....  more
    First of all you need to pay 11 Euros no matter what you would like to do : walk up the stairs, take the cable car or park at the top of the citadelle. We were there on a Saturday afternoon in August....  more »
  • Historic place with wonderful views. You can take combine ticket with the boat tour. A must see in the city. Good place to take a grasp of European war history. 
    Historic place with wonderful views. You can take combine ticket with the boat tour. A must see in the city. Good place to take a grasp of European war history.  more »
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  • amazing historical fort in the beautiful city of Dinant. This entire city is a hidden gem with so much to do and see. The city itself is more of a weekend getaway for locals. As American tourists working on a nearby Belgian AFB we loved this town as "home base" for 2 weeks. The Citadel is one of the main highlights!!
  • This town is one of the most beautiful places I have visited (in BE, even Europe) recently. It's stunning to find such beauty so close by to Brussels, surrounded by nature, castles and a sense of peace. Would recommend to anyone

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