Things to see and do - Belfort
Unmissable tourist sites
Belfort Travel guide
Belfort : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on the banks of the Savoureuse river, Belfort stands in the gap between the Jura and Vosges mountains. The town is made up of two sections: the old town, dominated by its famous lion, on the left bank; and the new town, with its many factories and attractive gardens. This proud town is the birthplace of Jean-Pierre Chevènement, the mayor of Belfort, who holds the record for the largest number of resignations from ministerial positions in the French government.
Tourist attractions Belfort : Things to see and do
allée du Souvenir-Français F - 90000 Belfort
This pharaonic lion (inspired by Egyptian statues) set against the rockface, below the barracks built by General Haxo, was sculpted by Bartholdi between 1875 and 1880 and erected on the site piece by piece. Carved from red Vosges sandstone, it symbol..
Vieille ville F - 90000 Belfort
Dominating the old town, the imposing red Vosges sandstone castle was constructed in the 12C but remodelled several times, most notably by Vauban in the 17C, then by Generals Lecourbe and Haxo. In the Great Underground Hall, video projections relate ..
pl. d'Armes F - 90000 Belfort
During major works, Vauban pushed back the course of the river, La Savoureuse, to increase the surface area of the town, which he enclosed in a pentagon of fortifications. In the late 19C, when Belfort experienced a major influx of arrivals from Alsa..
Avenue de l'Espérance F - 90000 BELFORT
The 4-star Novotel Belfort is situated in the town center, 5 mins from the Lion of Belfort and close to several major companies (GE, Alstom, PSA). It is easy to reach being 3 mins from the A36, 15 mins from the TGV station and 45 mins from Basel-Mulh..
4 rue du Magasin F - 90000 Belfort
Hôtel Vauban is located in Belfort, just a 5-minute walk from the historical centre. You can relax on the hammock in the flowered garden. The rooms at Hôtel Vauban have all been decorated with local artist’s paintings, including the hotel owners’. T..
20 Faubourg de Montbéliard F - 90000 Belfort
Les Capucins is centrally located in a former brewery, just 500 metres from the Belfort Train Station. A 15-minute drive from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV Station, it offers air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms featuring a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi...
27 bis Grand'rue F - 90000 Belfort
This picturesque restaurant is set in a fine stone cellar in one of the prettiest streets in the old town, at the foot of the Citadel. It is quite romantic come evening. On the menu find dishes with the taste of olden France, such as pot-au-feu au fo..
20 fg de Montbéliard F - 90000 Belfort
Carpaccio of smoked pork, lamb's lettuce with summer truffle, braised lamb with black olives and lemon conserve, split peas with cardamom... A taste of the menu at Les Capucins, with its refined and elegant decor.
av. Espérance F - 90000 Belfort