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Forte di Bard, Bard

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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  • It was years that I wanted to go and everyone told me well, we visited only the museum of the Alps recommended, having a child of 8a, from the lady at the ticket office. Very well structured and made really good an example of preservation and development of historical artistic heritage.
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  • A spectacular and well-managed Fort! It features 4 free panoramic lifts such as the entrance. It is possible to choose the paid routes, also dedicated to the youngest ones.
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  • Amazing place! The first fort in Bard could be traced to more than one thousand years ago. The fort we can visit now is reconstructed after the war with Napoleon. The feeling visiting here is very good. You can choose to reach the fort by the free lift or on foot. There are four museums inside: fortifications and frontiers museum, the museum of the Alps, prison museum and natural history museum. The fortifications and frontiers museum is more interesting in my opinion. The museum offers short movies based on the exhibits of the room you are visiting. That is very interesting.
  • Nice views and a great wildlife photography exhibition. Worth a walk up through the Borgo. Informative screens telling about the history of the valley and place. Staff is friendly and it's so big that it seems rather empty despite a Saturday with quite a few visitors.
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