Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, Belfort

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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 whole can be broken down into 3 parts that can be seen separately: - the Lion, impressive - the Citadel without a visit, very nice point of view - the Museum and guided tour: to deepen.
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  • Not visited Citadel but lion, and view free Yes. A little complicated to understand how to access the lion with the current restoration work, and a welcome chilly when asked this information... but it doesn't take anything away to the beauty of visiting this site! € 1 for just being in front of the statue, a mini Court... is a little far fetched, we say that it pays all of the free tour, beautiful views promised and had! Too bad that in the off season, schedules are so limited for visits.
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  • Everything simply majestic. The question - how did build this arises. Visit the inside - a pleasure to the eyes and free the day of our visit - heritage day. Very professional staff - explanation of the fortifications at the top.
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