It is the smallest department in France, between Vosges and Jura, an ideal base camp a stone's throw from Alsace, Switzerland and Germany. To the north, it is the Vosges du Sud which extends from the Ballon d'Alsace, to the beautiful cross-country skiing area, to lac du Malsaucy the nautical and seaside pleasures. In the south, leaning against the foothills of the Jura, you will discover magnificent belvederes. This wilderness area invites you to practice cycling (70 kilometres of cycle paths with the Coulée verte and a section of Eurovélo 6), hiking (700 kilometres of marked paths), water sports, aerial activities, running, golf, etc. This territory takes its name from the citadel fortified by Vauban. The emblem of Belfort, the Lion of Bartholdi, an 11-metre-high colossus, symbolizes the freedom and heroic resistance of the Belfortain troops led by Colonel Denfert-Rochereau against the Prussian army during the war of 1870-1871. Go in search of the 150 small lions visible in Belfort. We owe it to Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor at the origin of the Statue of Liberty. As the industrial cradle, Belfort is home to the multinationals Alstom, General Electric and PSA, which have major factories on its territory. But it is the heart of the city, behind the star-shaped ramparts according to Vauban's architecture, that seduces visitors above all with its monuments, shops and small restaurants.

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When to discover the Belfort Territory? In winter, you can cross country ski on the Ballon d'Alsace, in summer you can swim in the lake. The territory of Belfort does not experience strong tourist pressure. But the events scheduled in Belfort are still very lively. The Belfort Eurockéennes take place on the first weekend of July, the Belfort Living History Festival all summer long, the Belfort Fleas, the largest flea market in the East, from March to December, the first Sunday of each month. To taste the magic of Christmas, come during Belfort's Frosty Month in December. It is a fairy tale of illuminations and entertainment every day: toboggan run and ephemeral skating rink, kindergarten with igloo, free museums during the day and hot chocolates in the streets at night. In February, in Belfort, it is the Solstices of the Puppet. So many opportunities to stay and discover this warm little territory

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