The citadel of Belfort is a set of fortifications and defensive elements overlooking the city from a rocky promontory to the south, and protecting the “gap of Belfort”, a strategic communication axis that allows access to the Rhine Valley by borrowing a natural corridor between the Vosges mountains in the north and the Jura mountains in the south. A medieval castle was first rebuilt […]

Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg and approximately 25 km (16 mi) from the French-Swiss border. It is the biggest town and also the administrative centre of the Territoire de Belfort département. The residents of the city are called “Belfortains”. The city is located on the Savoureuse river, on a strategically important natural route between the Rhine and the Rhône – the Belfort Gap (Trouée de […]