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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, History Museums, Historic Sites
Description: 16th-century Citadel and site of popular events, festivals and seminars.
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Oak Ridge
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52 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were looking forward to using the Citadel as the base for our visit to Dinant. We were expecting much more, having been to many museums and castles withing Belgium. We were truly disappointed with this museum. The museum itself was poorly arranged and the people meeting you were nice, but they had very little information. Also, they had no... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There are several ways to reach the Citadel of Dinant. By car is the easiest way and there is ample parking spots near the top of the citadel. The cable car is another easy option. The third option is via some stairs that seem quite steep. I like the Citadel especially for the view. You can see the whole city.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Once it guarded the bridge over the Meuse, today it is besieged by tourists and understabdably so. Retired locals guide you around the citadel, showing you how soldiers used to live in the barracks and fight if they had to. There's also a very interesting WW1 exposition remembering the centenary of the start of the Great War. Don't forget to... More

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Delfgauw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A small yet nice place to visit. Also enjoyable for younger kids. The surroundings are excellent and the view from the citadel is great. Recommended if you are in the neighbourhood, at say 45-60 minutes away. Otherwise too small to warrant the trip.

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Accessed by cable car. I can't remember what we paid but it was not very expensive and included a superb guided tour including a very realistic mock-up of a WW1 trench. Lots of history and amazing views over Dinant and River Meuse

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We bought a combined ticket which also gave us a 45 minute river excursion, entry to the citadel and use of the cable car to get there (408 steps are the alternative). 15 euros each - good value. Aside from the great views over the Meuse and the town, the citadel offers an excellent tour in which the history and... More

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