(Re) discover the lung of the Esplanade district

Let yourself be guided to discover the history of the Parc de la Citadelle.

©Office de Tourisme de Strasbourg et sa région

Let yourself be guided to discover the history of the Parc de la Citadelle.

A favourite place for athletes, the park is also a legacy of our past and part of our heritage. But who knows its history? Away from the hustle and bustle, come (re)discover the lung of the Esplanade district.
This tour is adapted to a school audience.
Booking is mandatory for the group.

About the venue

Parc de la Citadelle, 67000 Strasbourg
  • Espace naturel, parc, jardin
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  • Monument historique

Strasbourg was integrated into the Kingdom of France under the Treaty of Illkirch on 30 September 1681\. Three days later, Sébastien de Vauban undertook the studies necessary for his fortification. The Citadel was erected until 1685 by the engineer general Jacques Tarade to protect the new stronghold. It is a military city between the city and the Rhine and is mainly focused on the Defence of the Rhine. It was partially destroyed during the siege and bombing of Strasbourg in the summer of 1870\. Before its dismantling following the annexation of the city to the Second German Reich (1871), it presented a regular pentagonal plan, bastioned at its angles. The remains are classified as historical monuments in the aftermath of the First World War. In 1964, a park of 12 hectares was built on the site of the Citadelle in the new district of the Esplanade. It combines with picturesque architectural differences, ditch water and vegetation.

Access: Access: Tram C, E: Esplanade/ Bus 30: Ankara/ Bus L1: Rome.

Parc de la Citadelle ©Ji-Elle