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Belfort

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Territoire de Belfort

Belfort - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Territoire de Belfort
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A tumultuous history will bring the Territory Belfort the signing of the Treaty of Frankfurt after the war of 1870. Alsace and Lorraine became French once again in 1918, but the Territory Belfort not joined the Haut-Rhin and officially became the 90th French department in 1922, reporting from the Franche-Comté.

Territory Belfort, located between the Vosges and Jura, near the Alsace, Switzerland and Germany is:

A rich heritage of the city of Belfort: the Lion, its citadel, its old town, its audio-guided tour inside the fortifications, fortified his belt ...

Exceptional natural sites: the mass of the Ballon d'Alsace, the natural site of Malsaucy ....

Gastronomy mixing culinary traditions Comté and Alsace franc.

Unforgettable events and international reputation: the Eurockéennes Belfort, the International University Music Festival (FIMU) ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityBelfort
Postcode90000
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Latitude47.6396740 (N 47° 38’ 23”)
Longitude6.8638490 (E 6° 51’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 354m to 650m
Surface area17.10 km²
Population51328 inhabitants
Density3001 inhabitants/km²
Insee code90010
IntercommunalityCA Belfortaine
DepartmentTerritoire de Belfort
RegionFranche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Danjoutin3 km (8 min)
Pérouse3.1 km (6 min)
Offemont3.5 km (7 min)
Cravanche3.6 km (8 min)
Essert4.3 km (8 min)
Denney4.6 km (7 min)
Vétrigne4.9 km (9 min)
Bavilliers4.9 km (10 min)
Andelnans5.2 km (11 min)
Valdoie5.3 km (9 min)
Roppe5.7 km (8 min)
Chèvremont5.8 km (12 min)
Évette-Salbert6.3 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Visit Belfort and discover:

Guarded by the famous Lion citadel overlooking the old town Belfort typical and picturesque streets.

Grand underground trail audioguide in the heart of the fortress. Discover the history Belfort!

Its open all year round museums: History museum, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Modern Art.

The door of Breisach, the only preserved gate of the fortifications.

Saint-Christophe cathedral whose organs are classified as a historical monument.

Tower Miotte symbolic monument Belfort whose origin remains uncertain.

Its many parks and gardens (Belfort is rated 4 flowers to the National Council of Cities and Villages in bloom) and the rose, Lechten square, the park François Mitterrand, the square of memories ...

Its tourist train that takes you into the old town of Belfort and take you to the citadel of Belfort.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

The Eurockéennes Belfort: the first weekend of July. Festival where outdoor rock music in full swing for three days on the site Malsaucy.

The International Festival of University Music: the weekend of Pentecost. 3 days of music, 250 free concerts and nearly 2,500 musicians from around the world in the heart of Old Town Belfort.

The Flea Market Belfort: little paradise for bargain hunters: the biggest flea market in eastern France, the first Sunday of each month from March to December in the heart of the old town.

Film Festival Interviews: late November - early December. Created in 1986 by Janine Bazin, the festival is the appointment of filmmaking combining bold programming works that have shaped the history of cinema, in a competition first, second and third films in this write.

Photos

Place the large fountain ( © JE)
Place the large fountain ( © JE)
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Square fountain ( © JE)
Square fountain ( © JE)
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The Lion and The Citadel ( © JE)
The Lion and The Citadel ( © JE)
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Belfort seen Miotte
Belfort seen Miotte
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Etang des Forges
Etang des Forges
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Belfort seen Salbert
Belfort seen Salbert
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Belfort seen Perches
Belfort seen Perches
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Fontaine dogs - Old Town ( © JE)
Fontaine dogs - Old Town ( © JE)
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Fountain dogs ( © JE)
Fountain dogs ( © JE)
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The great fountain - Old Town ( © JE)
The great fountain - Old Town ( © JE)
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The great fountain ( © JE)
The great fountain ( © JE)
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The fountain - Old Town ( © JE)
The fountain - Old Town ( © JE)
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The station ( © JE)
The station ( © JE)
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the door of Breisach - One of the oldest entries of the town ( © JE)
the door of Breisach - One of the oldest entries of the town ( © JE)
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Towel Breisach ( © JE)
Towel Breisach ( © JE)
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the front door of Breisach ( © JE)
the front door of Breisach ( © JE)
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Tower Miotte ( © JE )
Tower Miotte ( © JE )
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Etang des Forges, given the Miotte ( © JE)
Etang des Forges, given the Miotte ( © JE)
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Cathédrale Saint- Christophe ( © Jean Espirat )
Cathédrale Saint- Christophe ( © Jean Espirat )
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the bandstand in front of city Hall ( © JE)
the bandstand in front of city Hall ( © JE)
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the bandstand, city Hall and the citadel ( © JE)
the bandstand, city Hall and the citadel ( © JE)
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a really good regional bank ( © Jean Espirat )
a really good regional bank ( © Jean Espirat )
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Statue on the wall of the bishopric ( © Jean Espirat )
Statue on the wall of the bishopric ( © Jean Espirat )
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Statue on the wall of the bishopric ( © Jean Espirat )
Statue on the wall of the bishopric ( © Jean Espirat )
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a Belfort, lions steal ( © Jean Espirat )
a Belfort, lions steal ( © Jean Espirat )
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Before door Breisach view of North wall ( © JE)
Before door Breisach view of North wall ( © JE)
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Before door Breisach to the rampart ( © Jean Espirat )
Before door Breisach to the rampart ( © Jean Espirat )
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Another view of the door of Breisach ( © Jean Espirat )
Another view of the door of Breisach ( © Jean Espirat )
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South facade of the citadel of Belfort ( © JE)
South facade of the citadel of Belfort ( © JE)
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Panorama from the Citadel ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama from the Citadel ( © Jean Espirat )
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the old town seen from the Citadel ( © Jean Espirat )
the old town seen from the Citadel ( © Jean Espirat )
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South Gate of the citadel of Belfort ( © Jean Espirat )
South Gate of the citadel of Belfort ( © Jean Espirat )
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Tunnel access to the courtyard, and gazebo ( © JE)
Tunnel access to the courtyard, and gazebo ( © JE)
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Hallway and stairs barracks West ( © JE)
Hallway and stairs barracks West ( © JE)
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Char who participated in the liberation of Belfort ( © JE)
Char who participated in the liberation of Belfort ( © JE)
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Bollard emblazoned in a park old Town ( © JE)
Bollard emblazoned in a park old Town ( © JE)
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Fountain in a park in the old town ( © JE)
Fountain in a park in the old town ( © JE)
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the Tasty along the square of Remembrance ( © Jean Espirat )
the Tasty along the square of Remembrance ( © Jean Espirat )
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the Tasty through the city of Belfort ( © JE)
the Tasty through the city of Belfort ( © JE)
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City view the terrace of the castle ( © Jean Espirat )
City view the terrace of the castle ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama from the castle terrace ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama from the castle terrace ( © Jean Espirat )
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courtyard of castle Belfort ( © Jean Espirat )
courtyard of castle Belfort ( © Jean Espirat )
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Weather

Monday 6 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 31°C
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Tuesday 7 july
Min. 24°C - Max. 35°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Territory Belfort is:

Hiking with 660 km of signposted trails two great hiking trails: the GR5 and GR7.

Hiking strong that reveals the fortified belt Belfort.

Many cycling routes.

Bike routes which Eurovélo6 which crosses the department and Francovélo linking Belfort to Switzerland.

Two nautical bases: Recreation and Water Malsaucy, home to the House Environment and Water base pond des Forges.

Two acrobranches, paragliding, golf, hot air balloon rides.

Many museums Gantner museum Lachapelle-sous-Chaux, Botans agricultural museum, museum of crafts and traditions Brebotte, hydraulic mill Courtelevant Museum Frédéric Japy Beaucourt, forge museum Étueffont.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a copper mine
Culture and education7 € Le Thillot (27 km)
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 1050 € Cernay (29 km)
Marie & Cécile Albrecht cellar tours
Local flavoursFreeOrschwihr (43 km)
Guided hike in Vosges
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 15 € Gérardmer (48 km)
Isenbourg Castle Spa
Well-being40 € Rouffach (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lachtelweiher Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Kirchberg (16.2 km)
Tour of the historic centre
Village visitEasy1h00Masevaux (18.2 km)
Sattelboden Chalet
HikeIntermediate3h00Masevaux (18.2 km)
Tour of the lake
HikeEasy1h00Sewen (18.9 km)
3 lakes circuit
HikeIntermediate4h40Rimbach-près-Masevaux (22 km)

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