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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône

Belfahy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône

Belfahy is the highest village in Haute-Saone (850 meters on average). Belfahy is also the land of wild blueberries, just to be convinced to take a few steps off the beaten to end up surrounded by blueberry. Small precision, picking the wild blueberry is free but very regulated and controlled. Find out!

Geographical information

Latitude47.7835490 (N 47° 47’ 1”)
Longitude6.7317490 (E 6° 43’ 54”)
AltitudeFrom 520m to 1050m
Surface area3.07 km²
Population79 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVesoul (58 km, 58 min)
Insee code70061
IntercommunalityCC de la Haute Vallée de l'Ognon

Nearest cities & towns

Miellin5.4 km (11 min)
Servance7.7 km (16 min)
Plancher-les-Mines8.7 km (13 min)
Fresse10.3 km (15 min)
Plancher-Bas10.7 km (15 min)
Ternuay-Melay-et-Saint-Hilaire11.8 km (19 min)
Haut-du-Them-Château-Lambert12.1 km (20 min)
Belonchamp13.9 km (21 min)
Auxelles-Bas15.6 km (21 min)
Beulotte-Saint-Laurent15.7 km (31 min)
Champagney15.9 km (22 min)
Auxelles-Haut17.1 km (23 min)
Saint-Barthélemy17.9 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

The church was built in the 19th century. You can see many sculptures and furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Hiking trails are set in the forests surrounding Belfahy. They can reach many points of view of the town, with views over the valley Rahin, the thousand lakes and even the Alps (on a clear day). In winter, these hikes can be practiced with snowshoes.

In Biological Reserve Belfahy are some of the latest grouse (capercaillie or) from France, and a volcanic rock called Belfahy of Labradorite.

Events and festivities

The Blueberry Festival is held annually the last Sunday of July and attracts thousands of people. You can taste the specialties of blueberries: cakes (the traditional blueberry pie), syrups, candy, alcohol ... Artisans exhibitors from all over France are present. Admission is free for all visitors. Contact: Association Belfahy nature, Ivan Lahore: +33 6 61 15 63 90.


Overview of the village of Belfahy
Overview of the village of Belfahy
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Belfahy under snow
Belfahy under snow
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Monday 31 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 29°C
Tuesday 1 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 22°C
Wednesday 2 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Museum of the Mountain, Château-Lambert outdoor museum depicting the life of a mountain village in the last century.

Leap of Ognon at Servance: a cascade of 13 meters high.

The ski resort of La Planche des Belles Filles (3 ski slopes, 2 trails for snowshoeing, trail rollherbe 1).

The plateau Thousand Ponds: a natural protected area with hundreds of ponds. To explore on foot, horseback or mountain bike.

A little further on: the cities of Belfort, Vesoul, Besançon, Epinal ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a copper mine
Culture and education9 € Le Thillot (10.4 km)
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 1050 € Cernay (33 km)
Guided hike in Vosges
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 15 € Gérardmer (34 km)
Dog-sleighing throughout the year
Nature and the great outdoors90 € to 100 € Champdray (38 km)
Adventure Survival course
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 175 € Champdray (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of the lake
HikeEasy1h00Sewen (13.3 km)
Lachtelweiher Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Kirchberg (14.7 km)
3 lakes circuit
HikeIntermediate4h40Rimbach-près-Masevaux (17.1 km)
Tour of the historic centre
Village visitEasy1h00Masevaux (19.8 km)
Sattelboden Chalet
HikeIntermediate3h00Masevaux (19.8 km)


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