Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, Belfort

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Your visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort features the 22 m (72 ft) long, 11 m (36 ft) high stone lion, symbol of the heroic French resistance at the foot of the citadel. You can also access the citadel's Great Underground, History Museum, Bartholdi Space, Martin Chariot, and the panoramic terrace. Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Bartholdi, carved the majestic lion in 1880 entirely from red sandstone. Built and expanded in stages since the Middle Ages, the citadel was a command center for the surrounding forts until 1940. Your visit to the citadel includes the Bartholdi space that recreates the work of the master sculptor with engravings, sculptures, old photographs, original documents, and archives. The history museum plunges you into Neolithic history, and brings you all the way up to the 20th century, while the Great Underground bombproof barracks entertain you with scenic depictions of heroic events at the citadel. Put Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort and other Belfort attractions into our Belfort trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A definite must! The ramparts, the underground, the Museum, the little train ride and above all, his story
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  • August 15, 2017
    Too bad we go up the stairs to see the panoramic view, but we had not seen the signs that it was 1 euro. .. before even the esplanade you pay 1 euro while vs see nothing. Human error is be more friendly
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  • August 15, 2017
    Nice site to visit part is free around the Citadel. A few kilometers from friendly market. but he will have to pay 1 euro to see the lion, 7 euros for the museums and the great underground
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  • August 23, 2017
    There's a lot to learn from the sculptor and the importance of the city and the fort. If ypu are in the zone its a must to go.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great spot to look over the town. The lion is amazing.
  • June 24, 2017
    Impressive lion monument. Not easy to get there.
  • July 16, 2017
    Very nice views and a great histrionical site.
  • August 10, 2017
    Always a good tour for visitors to Belfort!!

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