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Neuf-Brisach

Built by Vauban in 1699, Neuf-Brisach is a fortified town constructed by order of Louis XIV. Today, the fortifications are regarded as an architectural masterpiece unique in Europe and have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Its parade grounds, clear and unbroken lines, 48 blocks arranged in a perfect octagon, and bastion fortifications make it an unforgettable place to visit.

Highlights

  • Tour of Neuf-Brisach and the fortifications with a costumed tour guide (Duration: 1 ½ hours)
  • The Vauban Museum: Learn more about the history and architecture of Neuf-Brisach, the last work of Sébastien Le Prestre, Marquis de Vauban. The most famous military engineer of King Louis XIV, he was entrusted with the enormous task of protecting the border in northeastern France.

Other characteristics: bus parking, restaurant, exhibition/museum

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