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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  • The Tower of the Citadel is nice, quiet, clean trails, history of the castle to read, very impressive for his work and his ability to hold enemies in time. Museum, snacks. Visit. Enjoy your visit
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  • The status of the lion is beautiful. Being able to mount foot allows us to admire it even better and we have a magnificent view of the city of Belfort.
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  • The Belfort Citadel commands a good portion of the old part of Belfort. We were there a bit off season and were unable to enjoy the subterranean areas of the historic fortress. But the sun was out and...  more »