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Citadel of Dinant (La Citadelle de Dinant)

Place Reine Astrid 3-5, Dinant B-5500, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Dinant
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.

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KL, Malaysia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Citadelle is a marvellous attraction, especially this year, which marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I. There is a special exhibition (covered in the €8 per adult admission fee) that takes you through the experiences of the inhabitants of Dinant (the Belgian city which suffered the most civilian murders at the hands of the German troops... More 

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The citadel of Dinant is a must do activity if you are here! If you can, take the stairs to go upside or to go downside, you have some real nice spots to take some pictures of the city! Also the castle is a must do! There was a presentation of world war I if we went, and it was... More 

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New Delhi, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The citadel occupies the top of the hill and the panoramic views from the top are stunning. The exhibition inside on world war 2 and the role played by the citadel is interesting, however, the citadel is just about 1 room and some outer section. Thus I liked the room but was anticipating more but learnt that there was no... More 

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Dubai
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32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Unless you are a saxophone fanatic (which I am not), the only reason to go to Dinant is for one of the nicest scenic views in Belgium (see photo). While there, do go up to the Citadel. At the end of the tour, you will wonder: "Humm, the engineer who worked on this WWI shelter reproduction must be drunk while... More 

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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are in Dinant there's no reason why you wouldn't visit the citadel. We drove directly to the citadel and took the telephrique down to the town. The citadel offers a great view of the valley, and has some interesting display and information about the history of Dinant.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

TIP ALERT!!! If you want to visit the town of Dinant, I highly recommend you start at the Citadel. You can tour the citadel and take a "Funicar" (Cable car) ride down to the town where everything is within walking distance. It's 8 Euros for an adult, which gets you into the gorgeous citadel and a round trip cable car... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The best thing about the visit to the citadel is the cablecar but everything else is just not enough for the price you pay...

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Dinant is a small town in Belgium, it takes approximately 15 minutes by car from Namur. You will see a beautiful cozy long river and beautiful bridge with the view of Citadelle of Dinant. This little town is beautiful and worth to visit :-)

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Citadel is reached by a short funicular and provides some excellent views up and down the river. It was easy to find your way around and had some great displays regarding the history of the Citadel and the town of Dinant.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

When we have arrive to the top with the cable car we first only found the playground and the French military cemetery... There was NO sign at all how to get to the VERY INTERESTING Citadel. In the Citadel there was a FREE Guided tour, with a really amusing old chap. I really recommend it!

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