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Barrage Vauban - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Place du Quartier Blanc, 67000 Strasbourg, France


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About Barrage Vauban

The Barrage Vauban is a bridge, weir and defensive work erected in the 17th century on the River Ill in the city of Strasbourg in France which was constructed from 1686 to 1690 in pink Vosges sandstone by the French Engineer Jacques Tarade according to plans by Vauban. The barrage has 13 arches and is 120 meters in length. Today the grand lock, with its 13 arches, magnificent sculptures, and grass-topped terrace, is among the city’s most recognizable landmarks.

Attractions Near Barrage Vauban

Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg
Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg0.11km from Barrage Vauban

Les Ponts Couvert is located at the western end of the picturesque Petite France district. It is a row of three arched bridges spanning the arms of Ill. The structure is dominated by three towers dating from the 14th century. These powerful square towers were part of the medieval ramparts that encircled the Grande Île de Strasbourg. The three bridges cross the four river channels of the River Ill that flow through Strasbourg's historic Petite France quarter.

Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

A beautiful art museum which was located in Strasbourg, France founded in the year 1973. It houses extensive collections of paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, multimedia, and design from the period between 1870 and today. On the 1st floor of the museum, the restaurant-cafe terrace offers a magnificent view of the river Ill and Petite France. One of the good location which oaves light to history and architecture.

Église Saint-Thomas
Église Saint-Thomas0.55km from Barrage Vauban

The Church of Saint-Thomas de Strasbourg is located on Place Saint-Thomas in the historic center of the city near the Petite France district. This church is one of the most important in Strasbourg, from the point of view of cultural history and architecture. It is the only example of a hall church in the region. It is also the only Protestant church to have preserved canons and the building has been classified as a historical monument since 1862.

Place Kléber
Place Kléber0.72km from Barrage Vauban

Nestled in the Grande Île quarter. It is well worth taking time to visit the Place Kleber which is the biggest square in the heart of the city’s commercial district. The square has undergone many changes over the centuries and is now a fully pedestrianized area, frequented by shoppers and tourists. This vibrant historic center was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Historical Museum of the City of Strasbourg

A beautiful museum that was displaying the history of the city from the middle ages to the creation of European institutions. It was located in the city's former slaughterhouse since 1920. It has a lot of collections which was dedicated to the tumultuous history of the city from the early Middle Ages until the contemporary period.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg0.99km from Barrage Vauban

The cathedral of Strasbourg Notre Dame is a cathedral gothic Catholic located in Strasbourg, region, East Grand, in the French department of the Bas-Rhin in Alsace. It was founded in 1015 on the remains of a previous cathedral and will be built from 1220 by the free city of Strasbourg, a rich merchant, and financial republic, in the Gothic style. It is currently the second-highest cathedral in France, after Rouen Cathedral. A majestic cathedral that is renowned for its history and also architec

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Grand Est is a vast new region in Eastern France, the unification of the former historical regions of Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, and Lorraine. Its geographical location – bordering Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland – makes of the Grand Est an interesting cultural melting pot which can be clearly seen in its architecture and tasted in its gastronomy.