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“castle fortress a must see”

Chateau Fort de Sedan
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Sedan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At the heart of the city, discover the Giant of Sedan, a fortress of 35 000 m² built there nearly six centuries ago. In group or family, survey the walls in the footsteps of the Princes de la Marck and de la Tour d'Auvergne Relive the time of the Middle Ages through our new visit 1000 yers of history! Open daily from 10am to 5pm. (6pm in July-August)
Reviewed July 23, 2013

ts massive and has lots of stairs to climb but the views and content is truely amazing
It was built in 1425 so if you love history
and come from Australia which is a country with no real long term history you will love the historical significance of seeing a real old castle.
The masonary work is perfectly constructed and is 600 years old
Theres a cafe - reasonable prices and also an expensive restaurant .
Be careful. as we got there Sunday lunch time and it closes for lunch reopens again at 12.45 reasonable fees E16 each to enter
Worth it and the town is quite charming to walk around -lots of restaurants and bars

Thank julied2013
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Even though the city is not very existing in itself, if you are in the area , donot neglect to vist the Chateau Fortress of Sedan. Impressive and a powerfull testimony of the mighty past of late mediecal rulers. Of course the castle has been enlarged and modified many times to adapt to the evolution of siege and warfare throughout the turbulent 15-18th century period. Still the caste lost none of its "power to impress". Unequalled might be a bit strong but you will have difficulty finding a
Fortress leaving a similar footmark in the whole of Western Europe.

Thank Willem S
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

One of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe, covering an area of 35,000 m2 in its seven floors with a very well planned out and instructive route throughout it's internal and external layout. Please take the time out to enjoy this...

1  Thank Toby_McGrobie
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

It is a didactic visit. You will find interesting the tour and history of the chateau. The replica of the city is really good.

Thank Axapiro
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Well worth a visit to learn more about the region and the wars and lives of medieval Europe.
Everything well presented and interesting.

A good presentation on what life was like almost 600 years ago.

Night visits also possible. I did not personally do one but I would presume it will be well worth it. A hotel is also available on the grounds.

Thank sach70
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