Charlemont has held a strategic position in the heart of Europe since 1555.
First in defence of the empire of Charles V, the stronghold was then coveted and besieged by all the greats of Europe and until 1914 it never surrendered.
Today, it is the tourist who climbs the citadel, privileged witness of History.
Discovery in the open air, on a signposted circuit, through the Pointe-Est, the old village of Charlemont, or the galleries built over the centuries to defend the citadel.
The Charlemont site has been protected as a historic monument since 24 October 1927.
During the weekends and public holidays of May, and from June 1 to September 30, 2019, discover Charlemont:
Free visit, guided or audio-guided visit to discover the history of this emblematic place with its old village, its church, its gun ramp, its shooting gallery, its headquarters hospital...
without forgetting the magnificent panoramas on the city of Givet and on the Meuse.
The citadel of Givet is open every day except Tuesday, from 10.30am to 6.30pm
A visit lasts between 1h30 and 2h; last entrance for the visit at 4.30pm.
- Visits are free.
- An audio guide is available for rent (French, German, English, Dutch).
- Three guided tours per day are available. At 11am, 2pm and 4pm
Outside the opening period, the citadel is open to groups by reservation only
The access to the site is by the road under Charlemont. Cars, motorhomes, and small vehicles are allowed to park on site.
A drop-off area for coaches is located on the access ramp to the site.
The tickets are on sale at the ticket office located at the entrance of the site after the first door.
Visit adult: 7 € - Visit child (6 to 12 years): 4 €
Guided tour supplement: 2 euros
Group visit adults (more than 15 pers.) : 5 € - Group visit children (More than 15 pers.) : 3 €
Children under 6 years old, accompanying group, bus driver: Free)
Audioguide rental rate: 1 €
For safety reasons, please follow the defined route and observe the safety instructions.
Get suitable walking shoes and sun protection.