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La Place du Dr Corbis. Le square du Souvenir. La Place du Dr Corbis.
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Belfort Interesting : 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.

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Tourist attractions Belfort : Things to see and do

  • Lion de Belfort Recommended Recommended

    allée du Souvenir-Français

    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..

  • Belfort Citadel Recommended Recommended

    Vieille ville

    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 ..

  • Belfort Old town Interesting

    Place d’Armes

    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..

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Hotels Belfort

  • ibis Styles Belfort Centre Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rue Gaston Defferre F - 90000 BELFORT

    Prix Prices from : 40 €

    Breakfast and unlimited WIFI are included in all rates at the ibis Styles Belfort Centre. Our 3-star hotel offers 51 fully renovated rooms and is located in Belfort city center, 984 yds (900 m) from the train station, a short walk from the historic c..

  • Hôtel Vauban Two stars Two stars

    4 rue du Magasin F - 90000 Belfort

    Prix Prices from : 65 €

    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..

  • Les Capucins

    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...

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Restaurants Belfort

  • Le Pot au Feu Comfortable restaurant 

    27 bis Grande-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..

  • Les Capucins Comfortable restaurant 

    20 faubourg de Montbeliard F - 90000 Belfort

    Organic egg cooked at 63°C, cauliflower mousseline, pan-fried girolles with garden oregano, medallion of veal in parmesan with peas and summer savoury juice... The best ingredients result in the best flavours. You won't need any encouragement to samp..

  • Novotel Atria Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    avenue de l'Espérance F - 90000 Belfort

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