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Tel:+33 (0)3 84 55 90 90
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Belfort sits across the border from Germany and Switzerland between the Vosges and Jura mountains.  It is known as the last stronghold during the 1870 Prussian War, avoiding the fate of neighouring Alsace and Lorraine who were forced to capitulate to Germany.  At the head of military operations was Colonel Denfert-Rochereau who has many street named after him as well as a Parisian metro station.

A symbol to Belfort's heroic past in the form of a pink sandstone lion statue was constructed by Frederic Bartholdi who also designed the Statue of Liberty.  Another reminder of Belfort's military past is Vauban's citadel that survived a total of three sieges.  The fortifications offer splendid views!  

Belfort became part of the Franche-Comte region in 1921 and is the site where TGV trains are manufactured.  Whilst in Belfort you should also head out to Ronchamp where you'll find one of Le Corvusier's masterpieces, the striking Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut.

What to See - Belfort Attractions

Musee de l'Artisanat
3 rue de la fontaine, Brebotte 90140
situated in an old farm this museum is dedicated to ancient customs and traditions of the local area
| Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 84 23 42 37

Musee d'art moderne 'Donation Maurice Jardot'
8 rue de Mulhouse, Belfort 90000
housed in a 19th-century house this museum boasts a fine collection of modern art including works by Picasso, Leger and Braque
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 84 90 40 70

Les Eurockeennes
Presqu'ile du Malsaucy, Belfort 90000
a rock & reggae festival that attracts all sorts of music talent from David Bowie to Red Hot Chili Peppers
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Every 1st w/end in July | Tel: +33 (0)3 84 57 01 92

La Chapelle de Notre-Dame du Haut
Ronchamp, 20km W of Belfort, 90000
overlooking the mining town of Ronchamp architectural lovers delight in this futuristic, surreal church
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 84 20 65 13

Massif du Ballon d'Alsace
20km N of Belfort, 90000
the Vosges mountains provide the perfect playground for skiing, walking, mountain biking, climbing & canoeing

Musee Peugeot
Sochaux, nr Montbeliard, 12km S of Belfort, 90000
guided tours of the car factory are available
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 81 99 42 03

Le Lion de Belfort
at foot of citadel, Belfort 90000
11m-tall lion in memory of Belfort's resistance to the Prussians

Musee d'Art et d'Histoire
inside Vauban's citadel, Belfort 90000
regional art plus models of the original ramparts and contemporary exhibitions
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Tue (Oct-Apr) | Tel: +33 (0)3 84 54 25 51