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) ...
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.
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.