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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
Population51298 inhabitants
Density2999 inhabitants/km²
Insee code90010
IntercommunalityCA de l'Agglomération 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

View from the castle terrace (© Jean Espirat)
View from the castle terrace (© Jean Espirat)
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The Lion and The Citadel (© JE)
The Lion and The Citadel (© 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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Tower of Miotte (© Jean Espirat)
Tower of Miotte (© Jean Espirat)
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small space fountain (© JE)
small space fountain (© JE)
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Panorama from the citadel (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the citadel (© Jean Espirat)
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Belfort seen Salbert
Belfort seen Salbert
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Place of the big fountain (© JE)
Place of the big fountain (© JE)
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Belfort given the Miotte
Belfort given the Miotte
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Etang des Forges
Etang des Forges
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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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Fontaine dogs (© JE)
Fontaine dogs (© JE)
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The large fountain - old town (© JE)
The large fountain - old town (© JE)
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The large fountain (© JE)
The large fountain (© JE)
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The small fountain - old town (© JE)
The small fountain - old town (© JE)
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station (© JE)
station (© JE)
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the door of Breisach - One of the ancient entrances to the city (© JE)
the door of Breisach - One of the ancient entrances to the city (© JE)
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Porte de Brisach (© JE)
Porte de Brisach (© 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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Pond of Forges, given the Miotte (© JE)
Pond of Forges, given the Miotte (© JE)
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St. Christopher Cathedral (© Jean Espirat)
St. Christopher Cathedral (© 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 brand (© Jean Espirat)
a really good regional brand (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue of a bishop's Wall (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of a bishop's Wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue of a bishop's Wall (© Jean Espirat)
Statue of a bishop's Wall (© Jean Espirat)
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a Belfort, lions fly (© Jean Espirat)
a Belfort, lions fly (© Jean Espirat)
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Front-door Brisach, view North wall (© JE)
Front-door Brisach, view North wall (© JE)
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Front-door Brisach, from the rampart (© Jean Espirat)
Front-door Brisach, from the rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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Other view of the door Brisach (© Jean Espirat)
Other view of the door Brisach (© Jean Espirat)
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South facade the citadel of Belfort (© JE)
South facade the citadel of Belfort (© JE)
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the old town, view of the citadel (© Jean Espirat)
the old town, view of 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 belvedere (© JE)
Tunnel access to the courtyard, and belvedere (© JE)
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Corridor and West barracks stairs (© JE)
Corridor and West barracks stairs (© JE)
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Char who participated in the liberation Belfort (© JE)
Char who participated in the liberation Belfort (© JE)
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Borne emblazoned in a park in the old town (© JE)
Borne emblazoned in a park in the old town (© JE)
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the Tasty along the square of souvenir (© Jean Espirat)
the Tasty along the square of souvenir (© 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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the city view from the terrace of the castle (© Jean Espirat)
the city view from the terrace of the castle (© Jean Espirat)
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courtyard of the castle Belfort (© Jean Espirat)
courtyard of the castle Belfort (© Jean Espirat)
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d Portal entry into the peak of the Miotte (© JE)
d Portal entry into the peak of the Miotte (© JE)
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Wall and defensive ditch south of fort Miotte (© JE)
Wall and defensive ditch south of fort Miotte (© JE)
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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
Relaxation and well-being on the banks of the Doller
Well-being20 € Sewen (19 km)
Visit a copper mine
Culture and education9 € Le Thillot (27 km)
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 1050 € Cernay (28 km)
Marie & Cécile Albrecht cellar tours
Local flavoursFreeOrschwihr (43 km)
Introduction to dog-sledding
Sports sensations100 € Belleherbe (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lachtelweiher Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Kirchberg (16.2 km)
Tour of the historic centre
Village visitEasy1h00Masevaux-Niederbruck (18 km)
Sattelboden Chalet
HikeIntermediate3h00Masevaux-Niederbruck (18.2 km)
Tour of the lake
HikeEasy1h00Sewen (18.9 km)
3 lakes circuit
HikeIntermediate4h40Rimbach-près-Masevaux (22 km)

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