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Walk in and see history unfold

It is hard to comprehend how this massive citadelle was created but this museum will answer most if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sid a
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top sight in Le Palais

We expected from the this town more. In reality not so much charm as expected. Citadel was... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
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2 days ago
“Walk in and see history unfold”
22 Aug 2017
“Top sight in Le Palais”
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Rue Citadelle, 56360 Le Palais, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is hard to comprehend how this massive citadelle was created but this museum will answer most if not all your questions - a great way to spend 45 minutes and then really seing Citadelle Vaiban

Thank sid a
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We expected from the this town more. In reality not so much charm as expected. Citadel was definitely highlight of the town. It was interesting from different point of views - history and military architecture/engineering.

Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Built high above the harbor of Belle Ile, the citadel offers not only a perspective of the old fortress but also sweeping views of the ocean and the town with its many colored buildings. Inside the citadel there are beautiful gardens, gun emplacements, and well...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a most enjoyable few hours exploring the citadel. There are lovely views and the buildings and museum are most interesting. Wish we had known beforehand that there was a restaurant here as there is a reduced price entry if you have lunch and the...More

Thank Pinkbaglady55
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We were really disappointed with the museum. The views are spectacular, your imagination can run wild visually, but why not take the effort to make it really special. If you are going to make this an international attraction, then include other languages beside French. For...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I was initially not planning to visit the citadel as I found the entrance fee of 8,75euro expensive. But the reviews on tripadvisor were all positive, so I went after all. In the museum the history if the island was explained in great detail without...More

Thank Marieke F
Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you're staying at the hotel then the museum is free and convenient as it is within the hotel grounds.

Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The museum was closed when we visited but we enjoyed the views of the water, sailboats and the great overlook of Le Palais. Great spot to enjoy an afternoon. Small fee.

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The admission fee gives you access to the museum and to the whole citadel. The museum concerns the history of Belle-île, Le Palais and the citadel itself. It is very interesting and the location is just amazing. You can then explore the citadel and enjoy...More

Thank Cecile M
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Nice museum where you can find (and read) the history of Belle-Ile. In the court there is a hotel and a five-stars restaurant, as well. The garden all around is very well decorated and the view of the island is charming.

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