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Discovering Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg

Where : Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg, France

If you plan to visit Strasbourg, add “Barrage Vauban” to your must discovers!

The Barrage Vauban or Vauban Dam is a bridge from the 17th century on the River III.  From this point, you can see a great panoramic view of Strasbourg, including the Petite France and the river.  We recommend a boat ride and most importantly exploring the grounds.  The rooftop is accessible and offers yet another panoramic view of Strasbourg's Petite France, part of the Ponts Couverts and river.  This unique setting will make you feel like you travelled back in time.

According to Wikipedia, the barrage has 13 arches and is 120 metres (390ft) in length.  It’s classified as a historical monument since 1971. Another great news, admission to the barrage is totally Free.  Be sure to double check the opening times, we recall them being 9h00 to 19h30.

Our Ratings
Serge: 5  Eli:  5

Recommend: 100% recommended, it’s an unique experience and one of the best panoramic views from & Strasbourg totally FREE.


  1. Get some comfortable shoes to walk.
  2. Access the rooftop, but check the times before you go.
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