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Location and getting there

Measuring just 609 km², the Territoire de Belfort in northern Franche-Comté is the smallest administrative department in France outside the Paris metropolitan area. With its ideal location near both Switzerland and Alsace and just 40 minutes from the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport, the Territoire de Belfort is planted firmly in the axis of a major roadway which links northern Europe to Spain. This puts the department right at the intersection of the European travel paths that will soon be accessible via the Rhine-Rhône TGV train.


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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE TERRITOIRE

The Territoire de Belfort, located in northern Franche-Comté, is the smallest department in France outside the Paris metropolitan area. Its 609 km² of land offer geographical variety and a wealth of landscapes and surprises!

  • Population: 140,000 inhabitants
  • Administrative region: Franche-Comté
  • Prefecture: Belfort (52,000 inhabitants)
  • Land area: 609 km²
  • 102 communes
 

transport options ?

By train

  • Paris–Belfort: 3h45mn
  • Lyons–Belfort: 2h30mn

Rhine-Rhône TGV high-speed train (2011)

  • Paris–Belfort: 2h15mn
  • Lyons–Belfort: 2h25mn
  • Marseilles-Belfort: 4h15mn
  • Strasbourg-Belfort: 1h15mn
  • Zurich-Belfort: 1h45mn

By car (A36 motorway, Stuttgart-Lyons branch)

  • Paris–Belfort: 5 hr/420 km
  • Lyons–Belfort: 3 hr/340 km

By plane

  • Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Euro-airport, 45 minutes from Belfort
 

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