Visit la Citadelle


Gratuit avec le The Burgundy-Franche-Comté Pass

The citadel was built in successive stages between the Middle Ages and the end of the 19th Century. During the 1870 Franco-Prussian war it served as an "entrenched camp" for the people of Belfort. The Citadel enabled the brave defenders of the city to contain the siege and hold out their resistance.The Citadel is rich in history and cannot fail to impress. Come quickly and see for yourself.


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la Citadelle

The Citadel, built in successive stages from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, served as an "entrenched camp" for the people of Belfort during the 1870 war. Thanks to the Citadel, the city's valiant defenders were able to hold off the siege and maintain their resistance. Bartholdi made it even more famous with his impressive lion sculpture. A place steeped in history that leaves no one indifferent.
Free admission except for the History Museum and the Lion Terrace.

Hours :

La Citadelle is open every day from 8 am to 6 pm, except Tuesdays, when it closes at 5 pm. In July and August, it closes at 8 pm.Annual closures: 1 November, 25 December, 1 January.