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The citadel of Dinant, a fortress in the Meuse valley

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  • Discover the citadel of Dinant and its history
since May 18, some tourist attractions have reopened to the public.

Please check the opening times, booking tips and recommendations with them (either via their website or by contacting them directly) before visiting. Remember to check the border and quarantine regulations before travelling.
Click here to see the list of attractions now reopened.
  • Fort, citadel and fortification
  • Architectural heritage

The Citadel of Dinant, located on a rocky outcrop and accessible both by steps and cable car, offers a spectacular panorama over the Meuse Valley.

History

The first fortifications date back to the 9th century. On these, Vauban built his own castle... which would later be demolished to be replaced with this fortress in 1815

The Espace 1914 

The citadel witnessed heavy fighting between the French and German troops in August 1914. A dedicated space allows visitors to revisit this dramatic page of history. Don't miss the reconstituted air shelter, which collapsed during bombings. A thrilling experience that makes you feel you have been transported in time...

Your visit

  • Stairs lead to the citadel from the town centre. Fair warning: there are 408 steps! Too many? Take the cable car instead.
  • You will find a museum dedicated to weapons on site as well as a didactic trail featuring objects and panels retracing the history of Dnant, also known as the "daughter of the Meuse".
  • A number of rooms present historical characters

Visit one of the most impressive fortresses in Belgium and enjoy its outstanding view on the Meuse valley.

 

Price

Groups (20 persons min.) Combined ticket (citadel + cable car + boat cruise): 17€ for adults, 13€ for children

Information on the walk

Duration

Minimum duration1:00

Facilities

Services

  • Visitor guide for groups

Equipement

  • Cafe
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant

Animals

    Pets allowed

    Visites

    EN - FR - NL
    EN - FR - NL
    With guide only
    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.