Belfort Old town

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During major works, Vauban pushed back the course of the river, La Savoureuse, to increase the surface area of the town, which he enclosed in a pentagon of fortifications. In the late 19C, when Belfort experienced a major influx of arrivals from Alsace, Belfort got rid of part of its ramparts. The town is being transformed: new neighbourhoods, wide streets and vast squares, built on the Haussmann model, lend it the appearance of a downscale version of the capital.

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Address : 

Place d’Armes, 90000 Belfort

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Statue Quand même
Statue Quand même
This statue, erected in 1884 by Mercié,
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Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
The town hall dates from 1721-1724. The
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Place de la Grande-Fontaine
Place de la Grande-Fontaine
The current great fountain standing in
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Monument des Trois Sièges
Monument des Trois Sièges
This work by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi
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Lion de Belfort Lion de Belfort
Lion de Belfort
This pharaonic lion (inspired by
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Hauts de Belfort
Hauts de Belfort
A hiking trail in the Hauts de Belfort,
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Hôtel de ville
Hôtel de ville
The town hall dates from 1721-1724. The
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Place de la Grande-Fontaine
Place de la Grande-Fontaine
The current great fountain standing in
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Porte de Brisach
Porte de Brisach
Built by Vauban in 1687, this gate has a
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