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The touristic places of Territoire of Belfort

Throughout your stay, you can discover the tourist sites of the Territoire de Belfort. You can search the 100 children of the Lion of Bartholdi scattered in the city or walk to the Ballon d'Alsace, a popular place for its natural heritage and its unmatched view.

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the pond of forges

The pond of forges

The pond dates from medieval times was exploited for industry, fish farming and forging the forges, which have now disappeared. Large of 33 hectares, it is a preserved environmental site as well as a refuge for the league of protection of birds and natural area of ecological interest faunistic and floristic. (ZNIEFF) We find the path of Roselière forming a loop for hiking, it is therefore an opportunity to discover the fauna and flora of the pond during a beautiful walk along the water.

lake malsaucy

The Lake Malsaucy

The lake covers 55 hectares, the largest in the Territoire de Belfort, it has landscape and ecological features that tourists take but also by its many activities (beach, kayaking, walking, observation ...) around it. In previous centuries, the lake has been used to supply water to the population and industries of the region during periods of drought. It is also the main place of the Eurockéennes Festival, the biggest music festival in France.

bartholdi's lion

The Bartholdi's Lion

The sculpture was built in 1880, 72 ft long and 36 ft high, it represents a lion lying ready to stand, symbolizing the heroic resistance of Belfort during the siege of the city by the Prussian army in 1870. It is composed of blocks of sandstone and stands against the foot of the cliff of the citadel.

the eurockéennes

The Eurockéennes

The Eurockéennes is the largest music festival in Europe and is held on the peninsula of Lake Malsaucy. The festival has hosted big names such as Daft Punk, Metallica, David Bowie ... in previous editions. This festival is very well served by the city of Belfort and gives travelers the opportunity to camp for free in an area provided they hold a ticket for the festival. Thanks to its popularity and its musical diversity, the festival has forged partnerships with companies in the Territoire de Belfort as well as Montbéliard to create a club patrons.

frederic japy museum

The Frédéric Japy Museum

The Japy family is a dynasty of the French watchmaking industry whose museum is housed in former watchmaking workshops that were opened in 1986. Indeed, Frédéric Japy is boosting Beaucourt by manufacturing more machine tools. fast and less expensive and thus becomes the second most important French industrial concentration under the Second Empire.

musuem of history of the citadel

The Museum of History of the Citadel

The museum has a collection of Belfort history, archeology and ethnography in the heart of the Citadel. A space dedicated to Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Lion of Belfort, is also installed in the establishment. The museum is located in the heart of the citadel surrounded by 14 hectares of fortification.

the museum of modern art

The Museum of Modern Art

The museum is housed in an old mansion, in the family home of the poet Léon Deubel in the late nineteenth century. The incredible collection houses works of art by Picasso, Léger, Braque, Le Corbusier or Manolo reunited by Maurice Jardot who collaborated with the collector Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.

The fortified belt of the The Territoire de Belfort

The Trouée is a plain that connects the valleys of the Rhine and Danube, it is a compulsory passage between the Vosges and Jura. Following the defeat of the Territoire de Belfort in 1870-1871, the Séré de Rivières system, which aims to create a curtain of forts to channel enemies, is built around the Trouée. There are no less than 19 forts and books are mostly accessible by the public, including the Fort of Miotte, the fort of Basses-Perches, fort Dorsner Fort Lefebvre Fort Meroux, fort Ordener, fort Senarmont .. .

ballon d'alsace

The Ballon d'Alsace

The Ballon d'Alsace is a tourist site whose attendance is very important. Classified and protected, it shelters a rich natural inheritance and is listed in zone Natura 2000 as well as in natural reserve, thanks to its regional natural park of Ballons des Vosges. It is possible to go hiking, skiing, paragliding or mountain biking while preserving the environment.

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