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Visit le Lion de Bartholdi

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Gratuit avec le The Burgundy-Franche-Comté Pass


A symbol of the town's heroic resistance during the attack of 1870-1871, the lion of belfort was created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the famous sculptor behind the Statue of Liberty. Built against the cliffs of the Citadel in blocks of pink sandstone, today the lion is an integral part of the town's identity. Standing 11 m high and 22 m long, its proportions are gigantic. When night falls, the Lion is illuminated to protect and light up the town and creating a magical scene in the Belfort sky.

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le Lion de Bartholdi

A symbol of the town's heroic resistance during the assault of 1870-1871, the Lion of Belfort owes its existence to Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the famous sculptor behind the Statue of Liberty. A colossus made of blocks of pink sandstone set against the cliffs of the Citadel, it is now an integral part of the town's identity. Its dimensions are gigantic: 22 metres long and 11 metres high. When night falls, the Lion lights up to illuminate and protect the city. A magical sight in the Belfort sky...