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Belfort

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Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. It is the biggest town and the administrative town of the Territoire de Belfort département in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Belfort is 400km from Paris, 141km from Strasbourg, 290km from Lyon and 150km from Zürich. The residents of the city are called "Belfortains". The city is located on the Savoureuse, on the strategically important natural route between the Rhine and the Rhône – the Belfort Gap (Trouée de Belfort) or Burgundian Gate (Porte de Bourgogne). The city of Belfort has 50,199 inhabitants. Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Belfort forms the largest agglomeration (metropolitan area) in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region with an urban population of 308,601 inhabitants.HistoryBelfort's strategic location, in a natural gap between the Vosges and the Jura, on a route linking the Rhine and the Rhône, has attracted human settlement and made it a target for armies.The site of Belfort was inhabited in Gallo-Roman times and was subsequently recorded in the 13th century as a possession of the counts of Montbéliard, who granted it a charter in 1307.
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Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort
Landmark
Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lac Malsaucy ©
Outdoor Activity
Lac Malsaucy
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort ©
Church
Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Etang des Forges ©
Water Body
Etang des Forges
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Belfort

Cite de l'Automobile ©
Specialty Museum
Cite de l'Automobile Mulhouse
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer ©
Specialty Museum
Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer Mulhouse
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
La Citadelle de Besancon ©
Landmark
La Citadelle de Besancon Besancon
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Parc du Petit Prince ©
Theme Park
Parc du Petit Prince Ungersheim
3.4
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Belfort

Marche couvert Frery ©
Farmers Market
Marche couvert Frery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Place d'Armes
Historic Walking Area
Place d'Armes
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Planetarium de Belfort ©
Observatory
Planetarium de Belfort
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ho Spa Belfort ©
Turkish Bath
Ho Spa Belfort
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Belfort

Square de la Roseraie ©
Park
Square de la Roseraie
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Square Lechten ©
Garden
Square Lechten
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Spas in Belfort

Le Jardin des Sens
Spa
Le Jardin des Sens
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Belfort

Musee d'Art Moderne de Belfort ©
Art Museum
Musee d'Art Moderne de Belfort
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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