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Visit : Museum/Discover, Hist. House/Citadel, Architectural Heritage

4 soleils14-18 Space at the Citadel of Dinant

14-18 Space at the Citadel of Dinant
© Citadelle Dinant
  • Address:

    Place Reine Astrid 5
    5500 DINANTBelgium

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  • Opening Dates
    • from Saturday 15 November 2014 to Tuesday 31 March 2015 (except on: Friday)
      • Daily : 10:00-16:30
    • from Friday 2 January 2015 to Saturday 31 January 2015
      • Weekend : 10:00-16:30
      • School holidays : 10:00-16:30

14-18 Space at the Citadel of Dinant
© Citadelle Dinant
14-18 Space at the Citadel of Dinant
© Citadelle Dinant
14-18 Space at the Citadel of Dinant
© Citadelle Dinant

A brand new visual and sound space dedicated to the battles in August 1914. Available to visitors at the Citadel of Dinant.


At the entrance of the magnificent fortress is a brand new gallery, dedicated solely to the Great War. The sound effects permanently playing bring out genuine emotions from its visitors.


The 14-18 Space - step by step

The visit begins with a welcome area illustrated with educational comic strip drawings completed by a young author from the Beauraing region.

An echoed corridor will lead visitors to casemates, where they will then start their journey by following key dates and times (printed on the floor) of events that occurred in the first few weeks of the Battle of Dinant (battle of the 15th of August, civilian massacres etc.)

A large three-dimensional scale model reproduces the time-line of combats and events in the city after the arrival of the Germans. Particular emphasis has been put on the presence of Lieutenant Charles de Gaulle during the battle that take place on the 15th of August.

A space which has been plunged into complete darkness takes visitors on a journey of a soldier face to face with the enemy in the heart of the citadel. An experience oozing in emotion.

The last stage of the visit takes place in a small room, where the name and age of 674 martyrs from the 23rd of August 1914 are projected onto a wall, just like film credits, along with voices speaking of the atrocious events that occurred.


Practical information for your visit to the Citadel of Dinant.



FACILITIES FOR THE DISABLED PARKING FOR COACHES Car park RESTAURANT DOGS ALLOWED Cafeteria PLAYGROUND ACCESSIBLE BY TRAIN PARKING FOR TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES

Information

  • tel. : +32 (0) 82 22 36 70
  • fax : +32 (0) 82 22 65 04
  • website : http://www.citadellededinant.be
  • email : info@citadellededinant.be

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