La Citadelle de Dinant, Dinant

3.7
A fortress that watches over the city, La Citadelle de Dinant stands on the site of a fort that was constructed in 1051. The citadel blends with the cliff face on which it sits, complete with a grassy roof, so, from a distance, it's difficult to see. However, once inside, a huge interior courtyard and a museum offer visitors a glimpse back in time. Climb the 400-plus steps leading to the entrance, or save your energy and ride a cable car to the top. In the museum, learn about the fortress' history with life-size figurines in dioramas, as well as traditional museum exhibits. Go up the stairs to the upper walls of the citadel for a view over the Meuse Valley. Purchase your tickets when you arrive; the attraction is rarely crowded. Put La Citadelle de Dinant and other Dinant attractions into our Dinant travel app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is arguably the top attraction of Dinant, if you leave the Saxophones aside & it will not fail to impress you. As a citadel, it fairs barely average but considering the history, it is interesting...  more »
  • When we drive in Dinant we are impressed by the city. Many beautiful old buildings by the water. The sun is shining and everywhere people sit on terraces. We have read that the disabled entrance to the Citadel is located at the top of the citadel. Unfortunately, the navigation sends us to the bottom. With an extra round we are still at the top. There is a large free parking lot at the top. Everyone (my husband, sons of 3.5 years and 7 months and I) from the car and looking for the handicapped entrance because our youngest son sits in the buggy and there are quite a lot of stairs. Unfortunately this entry is closed. It's a pity that you can't find anything online. If we ask if we can use the buggy by the normal entrance, the buggy will be the stairs. We are absolutely delighted with this service. Unfortunately, there are three more stairs that we have to do ourselves. It was a pity that this was not the case, we had done the youngest in the baby carrier. The Citadel looks beautiful. We are on a Wednesday and it is wonderfully quiet. In the courtyard we are ' received ' by a lady who tells us that we can use a multilingual guide. Looking around can not. The guide has the key and everything is closed. Even in the courtyard everything has been disposed with a gate. The tour takes one hour. We fear that this is too long for our boys. We can therefore see the sand sculptures of Disney. Our eldest son found them very beautiful. They are also made handsome but it is not quite what we have come for. The youngest has an accident accident and we check the (paid) toilets... We ask the Madame at the toilets where we can see the panorama. But unfortunately that is also closed and only shows up with the guide. She regulates that we can look at it. A gate will open again! The view is beautiful! Then we walk again over the square direction exit. In The review we had read that there would be a nice restaurant with playground. Unfortunately, this is also close. Then just to the cable car and boat. We bought a combi ticket for 16 euros. Children up to 4 years are free. In short The Citadel is well worth a visit but for a next visit we wait until the children are older.
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