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 Lion of Belfort is a must-see as well as the fortifications of the city. However, it is a shame to be forced to pay to see...
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  • This beautiful city has its citadel with the lion of 25 metres in height. It is a nice place to navigate it, it has a cafeteria and at the box office, which do not charge because it's free, give him tickets to the museums of the city of Belfort. The most beautiful is the lion and the panoramic view of the city.
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  • Walk in the Citadel of shame to have to pay to admire this masterpiece of BARTHOLDI the famous LION I recommend travellers tired of take the train for the visit. Places essential to take pictures of bride and groom visit to recommend
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