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The Lion of Bartholdi - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Allée du Souvenir Français, 90000 Belfort, France


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About The Lion of Bartholdi

The Lion of Belfort, in Belfort, France, is a monumental sculpture by Frédéric Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. Finished in 1880, it is made entirely of red sandstone. The blocks it is made from were individually sculpted, then moved under Belfort castle to be assembled. Twenty-two meters in length and 11 meters in height, the colossal work dominates the local landscape. The lion symbolizes the heroic French resistance during the Siege of Belfort.

Attractions Near The Lion of Bartholdi

Lac de Malsaucy
Lac de Malsaucy7.25km from The Lion of Bartholdi

Lac de Malsaucy is a lake in the Territoire de Belfort, Franche-Comté, France. The lake with a surface of is 0.64 km² shared by three communes: Evette-Salbert, Lachapelle-sous-Chaux and Sermamagny. The rock festival Eurockéennes is held each July on a peninsula on the lake.

Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot
Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot13.64km from The Lion of Bartholdi

One of the beautiful museum which houses 450 vehicles, of which around 130 are on display 300 cycles and motorcycles of the brand, of which around 50 are on display which was set in 8,000 m² of exhibition space. 3,000 Peugeot stamped objects, tools, household appliances, sewing machines, radios, etc. are the main attractions in it.

Colline Notre Dame du Haut
Colline Notre Dame du Haut19.75km from The Lion of Bartholdi

Notre Dame du Haut is a Catholic religious site – near the village of Ronchamp, eastern France – world-renowned for its chapel designed by Le Corbusier in the ’50s. It also comprises a monastery and a gatehouse and a nice bell portico. Since the French Revolution, the property is privately owned by a group of about forty local families. This chapel is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ballon d'Alsace
Ballon d'Alsace20.7km from The Lion of Bartholdi

The Col du Ballon d'Alsace is a mountain pass situated close to the summit of the Ballon d'Alsace in the Vosges Mountains of France. It connects Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle with Masevaux and Belfort. The Ballon d'Alsace was the first official mountain climb in the Tour de France. One of the nice trekking destination and also it offers a panoramic view of the natural beauty.

Château de Porrentruy
Château de Porrentruy28.79km from The Lion of Bartholdi

Porrentruy Castle is a castle in the municipality of Porrentruy of the Canton of Jura in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. the castle served as exile residence of the prince-bishops of Basel from 1527 until 1792. The bishops had been exiled from Basel during the Swiss Reformation in 1529, whereas they were able to keep most of their territories outside the city.

Etangs de Bonfol
Etangs de Bonfol29.07km from The Lion of Bartholdi

Etangs de Bonfol is a series of ponds at Bonfol in the Canton of Jura, Switzerland. The main ponds are named "étang du Milieu" and "Neuf-Etang". They are separated by a dam. Since 1962, the étangs de Bonfol are a nature preserve. They are listed in the Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Areas, and, together with the étang at Vendlincourt, in the Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments. The ponds were developed by the bishop of Basel for fishing.

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.