Barrage Vauban

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  • Address: Place du Quartier Blanc, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 33-388522828
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Neat to the La Petit France area lies this weir – a structure several stories high, built in the late 17th century to protect the city. The impressive Vauban Dam (Great Lock), can flood the entire southern part of town if needed. A terrace on top of the dam is a wonderful viewpoint, offering a panoramic view of the canals. Many visitors comment on the relaxing atmosphere of the place and many more delight in photography – as they well should, for the terrace offers magnificent sights no matter what the time of the day is. The building’s main levels house a number of sculptures, which is a treat, especially since Strasbourg museums are rarely free.

  • Entry is free.

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  • Barrage Vauban Address: Place du Quartier Blanc, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  • Barrage Vauban Contact Number: 33-388522828
  • Barrage Vauban Timing: 09:00 am - 07:30 pm
  • Barrage Vauban Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Barrage Vauban(preferred time): 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Barrage Vauban: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 90.82% of people who visit Strasbourg include Barrage Vauban in their plan

  • 30.72% of people start their Barrage Vauban visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Barrage Vauban

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

63.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Barrage Vauban

People normally club together Le Panier Au Marche and La Petite France while planning their visit to Barrage Vauban.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very picturesque place for tourists. Nice kind-of-panoramic view on the old city fortifications and a real-time demonstration of how in reality channels with water gates work to allow ships travel between high and low waters. Plus interesting stories how water mills were used to create ice and much more. For shopping and restaurant this area is total failure though ;)

  • Very nice place to walk around. Old statues and sculptures inside. The view of the city is wonderful. Not many people visiting this place, the opposite of the little Venice. Recommended. Artists painting can be found sometimes.

  • This building has a nice rooftop that offers a view over the Petite France for free. You can access it only during the day by stairs or from elevator only if you have invalidation card. There's also free public restrooms in here which are really well maintained and clean. You can also read a few informations about the building here.

  • Enjoyed the short walks and beautiful atmosphere. Love the picturesque view of the medieval timber houses & the little stores selling souvenirs. A few restaurants serving Alsacienne dishes. This is a must visit if ever you’re in Strasbourg. Love the City! Visit my ig #wandering_bears @wandering_bears

  • Beautiful, simple, and historic. Great for a short visit and walk. It also gives a great view of Strasbourg, and is free to enter. The World War 1 monument was particularly moving.

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