Belfort tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The town of Belfort and its citadel are pleasant to exlore when you are in the southern Vosges region

Belfort is situated in the Territoire-de-Belfort department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Belfort. For detailed visitor information see the Belfort travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Belfort include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Belfort in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ronchamp chapel at 18 km and Altkirch at 29 km.

Belfort, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Doubs department

It is the castle in Montbeliard, on a raised rocky platform, that dominates the...

See Montbeliard guide
Ronchamp chapel

Ronchamp chapel

at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

The Ronchamp Chapel is the best known work by architect Le Corbusier to be...

See Ronchamp chapel guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Haut-Rhin department

In the oldest part of Altkirch you can still see part of the defensive...

See Altkirch guide


at 36 km (direction south), in the Doubs department

Saint-Hippolyte is in a beautiful position on the confluence of the Doubs and Dessoubre...

See Saint-Hippolyte guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

Often ignored as an 'industrial town' Mulhouse actually has an attractive centre around the...

See Mulhouse guide
Murbach abbey

Murbach abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

The remains of the abbey at Murbach, the surrounding gardens and its position in...

See Murbach abbey guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

In Soultz-Haut-Rhin an unusual characteristic is that many of the old houses are in...

See Soultz-Haut-Rhin guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

In Guebwilller it is the part of the town along the canal and also...

See Guebwiller guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

In Luxeuil-les-Bains, established as a spa town since Roman times, you can also see...

See Luxeuil-les-Bains guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

The Ecomuseum at Ungershim is a fascinating reconstruction of an entire medieval Alsace village...

See Ungersheim guide


at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still enjoyed exploring the centre of...

See Rouffach guide


at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful renovation means...

See Munster guide


at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

The Abbey church of Ottmarsheim is said to be the oldest church in Alsace,...

See Ottmarsheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Haut-Rhin department

Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one of our favourites...

See Eguisheim guide

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Markets in and near Belfort

Market days in Belfort: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday;

  • Belfort: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Bethoncourt: market Friday (13km)
  • Fesches-le-Chatel: market Friday (14km)
  • Sochaux: market Thursday (14km)
  • Montbeliard: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Audincourt: market Saturday (18km)
  • Masevaux: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Valentigney: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Melisey: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Lure: market Tuesday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Belfort, France

What to do at Belfort? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Belfort.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Thann (27km)
  • Plombieres-les-Bains (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Roseraie du Chatelet (9km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (29km)
  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (39km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (40km)
  • Parc de la Marseillaise (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Ballon d'Alsace (20km)
  • Hohneck (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Rougegoutte (10km)
  • Montbeliard (15km)
  • Masevaux (18km)
  • Mandeure (21km)
  • Moffans-et-Vacheresse (23km)
  • Hirtzbach (28km)
  • Sausheim (42km)
  • Soultzmatt (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (39km)

Geography and distances

Belfort is in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Territoire-de-Belfort department (general information: Belfort is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Belfort

Canton: Belfort

Arrondissement: Belfort

Department: Territoire-de-Belfort

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 90000

Distance to Belfort

from Belfort (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 439 km

from Bordeaux: 650 km

from Strasbourg: 124 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Belfort from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chalonvillars, Errevet and Mandrevillars.

This page in French: Visiter Belfort