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Panoramic Photo of Belfort Territory

Belfort Territory - On the doorsteps of Alsace, Germany and Switzerland, the Territory of Belfort is a land rich in history and heritage. From the Vosges to the Jura Mountains, it is an ideal place for hiking, horseback riding and biking on 540 Km of marked trails, through its green countryside.

Panoramic Photo of belfort

Belfort Territory - Ballon d'Alsace at altitude 1,247 m is a major national site. Panoramic views at this highest summit in the southern Vosges mountains are breathtaking.

Panoramic image of Belfort

Belfort - The city is divided by the Savoureuse river into 2 distinct parts: on the river's west bank there are extensive industrial and commercial areas and housing estates; on the east bank, lies the old town dominated by the fortified castle and citadel and the famous "Lion", symbol of Belfort.

Photo of Belfort old city

Belfort city - The old residential area alternates streets, alleys, squares and colorful houses. Numerous buildings from Belfort's illustrious past have been preserved.

Image of Belfort city

Belfort - A view of city center.

Photo of Epicerie Perello grocery store

Belfort city - The Epicerie Perello, opened in 1825, is one of the oldest grocery stores in France.

Panaromic image of Belfort fort

Belfort city - Vauban's fortifications and the castle are a superb military stronghold housing the Museum of Art and History. Today this remarkable array of fortifications provides an interesting walk and extensive views of the surroundings.

Photo of sculpted Belfort lion

Belfort city - Sculpted from red Vosges sandstone by Bartholdi in 1880, a Lion sits on the cliff beneath the castle.

Panoramic Photo Belfort Fort

Belfort city - A top view of Vauban's fortifications.

Panoramic image of Etang des Forges in Belfort

Belfort - A view of Etang des Forges (Forges pond).

Image of Malsaucy area in Belfort

Belfort Territory - Located at the doorstep of Belfort city, Malsaucy area is one of the most beautiful natural settings of the southern Vosges mountains. It provides all kinds of water activities such as windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, swimming and fishing.

Panoramic photo of lake Malsaucy.

Belfort Territory - Malsaucy lake at the doorstep of Belfort city in the southern Vosges mountains.

Image of fishing in lake Malsaucy

Belfort Territory - Fishing in lake Malsaucy in southern Vosges mountains.

Image of hiking in Ballon d'Alsace

Belfort Territory - Ballon d'Alsace is the ideal departure point for hiking in the natural regional park called "Parc naturel regional des Ballons des Vosges".

Statue of Joan of Arc

Belfort Territory - Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) monument at the summit of Ballon d'Alsace, a major national site at highest summit in the southern Vosges mountains.

Ballon of Alsace ski map

Belfort Territory - In winter, ski resort of Ballon d'Alsace provides 5 ski areas for both downhill and cross-country skiers. Trails for snowshoeing, dogsledding and a luge area are also available... ski station info


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