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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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Oak Ridge
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133 reviews 133 reviews
51 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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165 reviews 165 reviews
130 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Spent a happy couple of hours here one rainy Saturday and would recommend if you are in the area. The primary attraction is the old fortifications dating back to Louis XIV in parts, set on top of the high cliffs overlooking Dinant. On site is also an attractive bar and a more functional snack bar and ice cream parlour. For... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

For 8 euro, (-1, if you go to the "La Merveilleuse"), you will find some very nice views. A must for ww1 fanatics!.

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I thought Dinant was one of the most picturesque places in Belgium because of the Citadel. The cable car ride is good and there are amazing views of the river once up top. The only downside was that certain areas were closed for no particular reason so we didn't get to see everything.

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Bethesda, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Best part was the cable car ride down to Dinant which is included in the 9 Euro price of the ticket. Steep quick climb and leaves every 5 minutes. It was also nice parking our minivan up top, and way easier than parking in town which we did the day before. The fortress has a WWI room and a small... More

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