Belfort

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Belfort - Tourism in the Territoire de Belfort

Capital of the département, the city of Belfort is the symbol of heroic resistance. Its strength of character prevented the area from being annexed by Germany and enabled it to develop intensely. The Territoire de Belfort was not officially recognised until 1922, after lengthy debates.

Today, the city holds examples of its heroic past in store for visitors, including the Vauban citadel built between 1687 and 1703 and the Lion, the département's emblem, a sculpture dating from 1875-79 by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty. This 22 metre-long and 11 metre-high monument is located below the citadel. The city also boasts beautiful squares and cafés.

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Belfort and seen the Miotte (© Jean Espirat) CastleBelfort and seen the Miotte (© Jean Espirat) Castle
 
Belfort, the Salbert and pond Forges viewed Miotte (© Jean Espirat)Belfort, the Salbert and pond Forges viewed Miotte (© Jean Espirat)
Belfort seen Perches (© Jean Espirat)Belfort seen Perches (© Jean Espirat)
 
Panorama from the Salbert (© Jean Espirat)Panorama from the Salbert (© Jean Espirat)
The Lion and the citadel (© Jean Espirat)The Lion and the citadel (© Jean Espirat)
 
Former entrance to the city gate of Breisach (© JE)Former entrance to the city gate of Breisach (© JE)
Gate Breisach (© Jean Espirat)Gate Breisach (© Jean Espirat)
 
Premier threshold of Breisach (© Jean Espirat )Premier threshold of Breisach (© Jean Espirat )
Tower Miotte (© Jean Espirat)Tower Miotte (© Jean Espirat)
 
Old Town - Fountain dogs (© Jean Espirat)Old Town - Fountain dogs (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain dogs (© Jean Espirat)Fountain dogs (© Jean Espirat)
 
Gare de Belfort (© Jean Espirat)Gare de Belfort (© Jean Espirat)
Old Town - Big Fountain (© Jean Espirat)Old Town - Big Fountain (© Jean Espirat)
 
Large fountain (© Jean Espirat)Large fountain (© Jean Espirat)
Place of the large fountain (© Jean Espirat)Place of the large fountain (© Jean Espirat)
 
Old Town - Small fountain (© Jean Espirat)Old Town - Small fountain (© Jean Espirat)
Square fountain (© Jean Espirat)Square fountain (© Jean Espirat)
 
Cathédrale Saint-Christophe (© Jean Espirat)Cathédrale Saint-Christophe (© Jean Espirat)
Bandstand in front of City Hall (© JE)Bandstand in front of City Hall (© JE)
 
Kiosk, town and citadel (© Jean Espirat)Kiosk, town and citadel (© Jean Espirat)
Monument of the Three Seats (© Jean Espirat)Monument of the Three Seats (© Jean Espirat)
 
A Belfort, lions fly (© Jean Espirat)A Belfort, lions fly (© Jean Espirat)
A good regional bank (© Jean Espirat)A good regional bank (© Jean Espirat)
 
Statue against the wall of the Bishopric (© Jean Espirat)Statue against the wall of the Bishopric (© Jean Espirat)
Statue against the wall of the Bishopric (© Jean Espirat)Statue against the wall of the Bishopric (© Jean Espirat)
  

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