Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Citadel in Dinant, Belgium

This is a continuation of my previous post about Dinant, a city in Belgium. You can see in my images here the famous Citadel of Dinant which is a fortress that was first built in the 11th century to control the Meuse valley. It is located on top of a hill and above the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame.

The Prince-Bishops of Liège rebuilt and enlarged it in 1530; the French destroyed it in 1703. Its present aspect, with the rock-hewn stairs (408 steps), is due to rebuilding in 1821, during the United Kingdom of the Netherlands phase of Dinant's chequered history. Further fighting took place during the World War I: among the wounded was Lieut. Charles de Gaulle. wikipedia.

the inside part of the Citadel in Dinant, Belgium.
taken during our visit last August 2010.

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