Formed 200 million years ago, the Rock of Dabo is a block of sandstone rock embedded with pebbles, located 664 metres above sea level in the Vosges Mountains, between the municipalities of Sarrebourg, Phalsbourg and Saverne.
This was a Celtic place of worship in the Gallo-Roman era, but the site was occupied as far back as the Stone Age, as shown by the traces detected by archaeologists.
Standing 30 metres tall, it offers a superb 360° panoramic view over the Vosges Mountains once you have climbed up its 62 steps. At the top are a small chapel and two orientation tables to help you locate the nearby sites.
Destroyed several times, the current Romanesque chapel dates back to 1892 and has a tower that acts as a belvedere. A place of contemplation, the chapel dedicated to Pope St. Leo IX features a large fresco on wood at gable level, statues of saints and medallions painted on canvas adorning its ceiling.
The site is closed to the public after 11 November and during the winter, and the same applies in snowy and icy weather. It reopens in the spring.