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Musee Citadelle Vauban

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Address: Rue Citadelle, 56360 Le Palais, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France
Phone Number: 02 97 31 84 17
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I was initially not planning to visit the citadel as I found the entrance fee of 8,75euro expensive. But the reviews on tripadvisor were all positive, so I went after all. In... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
Marieke F
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built high above the harbor of Belle Ile, the citadel offers not only a perspective of the old fortress but also sweeping views of the ocean and the town with its many colored buildings. Inside the citadel there are beautiful gardens, gun emplacements, and well preserved buildings and walls. While it is quite a walk around the property it is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Spent a most enjoyable few hours exploring the citadel. There are lovely views and the buildings and museum are most interesting. Wish we had known beforehand that there was a restaurant here as there is a reduced price entry if you have lunch and the restaurant looked really good.

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Thank Pinkbaglady55
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We were really disappointed with the museum. The views are spectacular, your imagination can run wild visually, but why not take the effort to make it really special. If you are going to make this an international attraction, then include other languages beside French. For anyone that truly cares about the embedded events that occurred there this is a major... More 

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Thank yogiacomo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I was initially not planning to visit the citadel as I found the entrance fee of 8,75euro expensive. But the reviews on tripadvisor were all positive, so I went after all. In the museum the history if the island was explained in great detail without getting too elaborate. Only in French though, which is not an issue for me, but... More 

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Thank Marieke F
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you're staying at the hotel then the museum is free and convenient as it is within the hotel grounds.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum was closed when we visited but we enjoyed the views of the water, sailboats and the great overlook of Le Palais. Great spot to enjoy an afternoon. Small fee.

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Thank Smiles4miles
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The admission fee gives you access to the museum and to the whole citadel. The museum concerns the history of Belle-île, Le Palais and the citadel itself. It is very interesting and the location is just amazing. You can then explore the citadel and enjoy the many great views it offers.

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Thank Cecile M
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Nice museum where you can find (and read) the history of Belle-Ile. In the court there is a hotel and a five-stars restaurant, as well. The garden all around is very well decorated and the view of the island is charming.

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morlaix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We spent a whole morning here last year and loved the views, the history of the place and the museum.

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