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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Territoire de Belfort

Felon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Territoire de Belfort

City in 1227, the village is part of the lordship of Rougemont and Angeot parish until 1767, when he was attached to the Saint-Germain-le-Châtelet.

The first documents on the history of Felon date from the early 13th century. At the time, provincial Count Otto II, Count of Habsburg becomes. Felon is the stronghold of the family De Felon, whose members met in 1227 attached to the Habsburg family. Felon was quoted in 1227 as the "Vuolon" and under two different names "Furlon" between 1235 and 1241 and "Foulon" between 1565 and 1585. It is from this date the name of the village turns into Felon.

One hypothesis about the origin of the name of the village would be a fulling mill existed in this place. This hamlet belonged to the imperial family of Austria until 1648, when it becomes the property of the Kingdom of France.

Until the Revolution, the village is part of the lordship of Rougemont, which depends County Ferrette. Component of the parish until 1767 Angeot, Felon then became vicar of St. Germain from 1808 to 1824. Only in 1833 an order of King Louis-Philippe I, officially recognizes the independence of the parish.

After being attached to the Canton of Fontaine, Felon since 1984 is linked to that of Rougemont-le-Château.

Geographical information

Latitude47.7054370 (N 47° 42’ 20”)
Longitude6.9766380 (E 6° 58’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 364m to 520m
Surface area4.11 km²
Population258 inhabitants
Density62 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBelfort (12.8 km, 17 min)
Insee code90044
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Sous Vosgien
DepartmentTerritoire de Belfort

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Germain-le-Châtelet2.4 km (4 min)
Romagny-sous-Rougemont2.7 km (4 min)
Bourg-sous-Châtelet3.5 km (6 min)
Angeot3.7 km (6 min)
Bethonvilliers3.9 km (6 min)
Lachapelle-sous-Rougemont4 km (5 min)
Leval4.1 km (7 min)
Lagrange4.1 km (5 min)
Rougemont-le-Château4.3 km (6 min)
Anjoutey4.5 km (8 min)
Petitefontaine5.1 km (6 min)
Eguenigue5.7 km (7 min)
Menoncourt6.2 km (8 min)

Things to see and do

Cast iron road sign 1871.

Church of St. Anthony of 1602.

Bell 1786.

Hiking Felon - Romagny-sous-Rougemont: 10 km.

Trail to hiking Felon - Lachapelle-sous-Rougemont: 6.6 km.


Church Felon
Church Felon
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Felon saw the road
Felon saw the road
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Friday 27 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 7°C
Saturday 28 march
Min. -1°C - Max. 10°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 1050 € Cernay (16.4 km)
Visit a copper mine
Culture and education7 € Le Thillot (25 km)
Marie & Cécile Albrecht cellar tours
Local flavoursFreeOrschwihr (32 km)
Isenbourg Castle Spa
Well-being40 € Rouffach (37 km)
Guided hike in Vosges
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 15 € Gérardmer (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of the historic centre
Village visitEasy1h00Masevaux (8.1 km)
Sattelboden Chalet
HikeIntermediate3h00Masevaux (8.1 km)
Lachtelweiher Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Kirchberg (8.9 km)
Tour of the lake
HikeEasy1h00Sewen (12.4 km)
3 lakes circuit
HikeIntermediate4h40Rimbach-près-Masevaux (13.7 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals