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Forte di Bard, Bard

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A fortified castle built in the 19th century by the House of Savoy, Forte di Bard reopened in 2006 as the Museum of the Alps. Although the main structure dates from the 19th century, the complex is built atop the foundations of a fifth- and tenth-century castle complex. The fortress repelled Napoleon's army of 40,000 with a mere 400 soldiers manning the castle. Visit the museum to learn more about the castle's defenses and the Alps. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bard trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • What a great place to visit if you are en route to or from Aosta Valley. It is easy to get to and it is full of interesting history, right up to the modern day where it has also served as a film set.....  more
    What a great place to visit if you are en route to or from Aosta Valley. It is easy to get to and it is full of interesting history, right up to the modern day where it has also served as a film set.....  more »
  • Amazing Castel built in 1831 by the Savoy family to protect the Aosta valley above the Dora Baltea river, it was built over an ancient castle built in the 5th century by the Teodorico I the king of.....  more
    Amazing Castel built in 1831 by the Savoy family to protect the Aosta valley above the Dora Baltea river, it was built over an ancient castle built in the 5th century by the Teodorico I the king of.....  more »
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  • We love it. To go up, there are 2 ways: walk or with funicular. The parking lots: underneath the fort (until in front of the fort) or just about 100m more for people who want to walk. I don’t remember the price for parking. We spent more than 3 hours and we pay €4. The parking lot on the basement are small space but you could go up until 2nd level and park just in front of the entrance. 4 times go up and change the funicular. With €15/person you can go up with funicular (return ticket) and also visit 2 museums. We have change to visit: museum of Alpine (this museum is huge and many interesting info and history, I f you like history), prison and first museum on the first stop of funicular (forget the name) They have also many exhibitions and this is free. If you are not fans of museum or history, just pay €8/persons and you have chance with funicular and visit one museum. They have cafeteria and restaurant on the top. Good service. They speak Italian, French and English. Don’t forget to enjoy short video about the fort itself from the beginning until 20th century.
  • A perfect place to spend the day. Various museums, caffè, magnificent views, painting room to have rest! Short films and interactive video make the visit entertained and not boring.

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