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“View from the waterway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barrage Vauban

Barrage Vauban
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Sightseeing Tour of Strasbourg by Pedicab
Ranked #5 of 160 things to do in Strasbourg
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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“View from the waterway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Didn't visit this place by foot. Chosen the boat ride nearby the Notre Dame Cathedral to have a summarized view of La Petite France as well as this Structure via the canals. It is indeed a distinct monument and useful in the olden days. Now the main building could probably just be a tower for some scenic view of the town. Wished that I could drop in by foot and stayed longer in Strasbourg.

Visited May 2014
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berkhamsted
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“Worth a quick visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The Barrage Vauban is effectively a covered passage over series of gates across the river/canal on the edge of La Petite France. You can walk through the passage and see the gate mechanisms and also go on the roof from where you can get a good view of the local area.

Visited May 2014
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London
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“Great views from this piece of history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find that one can enter this historic monument for free. The views from the top are simply stunning and require a lot less legwork than climbing to the cathedral platform! As a bonus, inside one can see the old chambers, which, when I visited, hosted an interesting photographic exhibition about old Strasbourg.

Visited May 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful at Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

While this sight is impressive by day, its even more picturesque at night when it is illuminated with colored lights. Make a point to add this to your nighttime stroll itinerary.

Visited April 2014
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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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“Interesting history!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Strasbourg is a nice town, or city as I believe the people living there would say. Even though it's difficult to understand the need of the EU administration's demand to moving their entire workplace from Brussels to Strasbourg regularly at a cost of billions of EURO, just because the French government insist. I admit, however, that politicians and officials contribute to that parts of the city are flourishing, e.g. restaurants, shops, and the hotel sector. Baragge Vauban has an interesting history. Built as a weir and as a defense system, to protecting the people of Strasbourg from being invaded, at the time of its construction beginning of the 17th century. The panoramic view that meets you, when standing at the top of the bridge looking towards the town center pictures three ships, or rather fronts of ships. Each one of them with holes at the sides to be used as openings to place and fire the cannons. This to "welcome" potential attackers, enemies in the 17th and 18th century. Inside the house-bridge, built as a two floor house you find sculptures of great interest and beauty.

Visited April 2014
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