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One route, three shows. From July 7th to September 2nd *, Place du Château, Barrage Vauban, Place de l’Université.

Strasbourg's stunning summer show is back this year and it's better than ever. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience at three iconic sites: the Vauban Dam, Place du Château and the Place de l’Université.

Take a walk around the city and through time with this monumental window overlooking History. You'll be transported to the historic periods that shaped the glory of Strasbourg. Embark on a journey through the Middle Ages (Place du Chateau), the Renaissance (Barrage Vauban) and the Neustadt (Place de l'Université) period and learn about Strasbourg's unique heritage in an original way.

Lux, a journey through history with enchanting stops along the way, unfolds along a route through the city. Experience these stories at your own pace and step into the past to admire the present more fully. The narrow little streets of the city-centre and the large avenues of the Neustadt will guide you between reality and history as you discover or re-discover Strasbourg's heritage in a unique way.

* Every night, except on July 14th, and on August 10th, 11th and 12th 2018

In July: from 10.30 pm until midnight

In August and September: from 10 pm, last representation ends at midnight

Every show will run in a loop.

For all audiences - Free

Discover below the three shows.

The Spire in the Clouds

Place du Château

Strasbourg in the Middle Ages was marked by the construction of one of the city's iconic monuments, the Cathedral. If it has become a true symbol of Alsace, it is because of its unique architectural features, which are at once graceful and colossal.

Take a moment to look up at the impressive monument in front of you: how did it rise out of the ground and soar towards the sky? Have you ever wondered how this delicate spire that seems to pierce the clouds was built?

The Place du Château provides a perfect setting for such contemplation, with the help of an original structure — a screen reaching into the sky on which you can discover the incredible story of how this "gigantic and delicate marvel"* was built..

*Victor Hugo

The Age of Enlightenment

Barrage Vauban

A 17th century military building, the Vauban Dam is one of Strasbourg's iconic historic monuments. Its use and architectural features evolved over the years and through the city's periods of occupation. The dam, which was once intended to hold off enemy troops, now provides a background for a journey into the Age of Enlightenment.

You will be transported back to this period, a veritable intellectual revolution where knowledge, sciences, and arts created a whirlwind of new thoughts and sensibilities. The Age of Enlightenment comes to life right before your eyes, creating a spectacular fresco of an age of prosperity and prominence for Strasbourg.

The Vauban Dam is seen in a unique way and plays an important role in the panoramic show for which it provides a screen. The artistic creation made of sound and lighting make for a completely immersive experience and a surprising journey through time.


An architectural bond

Place de l'Université

Following the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine in 1871, the German Empire sought to create a new university in Strasbourg. This initiative led to the construction of the entire Neustadt (New Town) district, which is now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Admire the stunning architecture of the buildings around you and linger on at the sight of the Palais Universitaire. This monument, an important symbol of knowledge, art and science, transports you to a decisive era that forged Strasbourg's identity.

The Palais acts as a backdrop for the larger-than-life show, combining real and virtual elements. The specific ornamental details and different architectural movements will be revealed and highlighted through a one-of-a-kind visual and sound creation.


Be aware that security measures will be implemented. More information to come.