From the height of its rock, Dinant Citadel overlooks the town from 100 m above, the ideal location for an incomparable panorama over the Meuse valley. But Dinant Citadel is also a place of history. Come on, let’s go up!
We climb up and up... But how would you choose to reach the citadel? By climbing its 408 steps? Or by climbing aboard its cable car? Whichever you choose, the spectacle will be stunning. And you can always try out the second option for the descent... Once you’re up there, you’ll travel back in time starting with the sacking of Dinant when Charles the Bold and the Burgundian troops destroyed the town. Then you'll come back to the major periods that have marked the history of this fortress until the First World War.
A space dedicated to remembrance
In August 1914, the Dinant region was to be at the heart of fighting between the French and German troops. During this tragic period 674 civilians were massacred. These events marked history, and the citadel dedicates a space to them with the recreation of a shelter destroyed by a bombing. It’s a visit full of emotion! After going back several centuries, a whole other atmosphere awaits you outside. From the top of the rock, the citadel offers an outstanding view over the region! And for the little ones, it’ll be time to take full advantage of the playground.
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