Bartholdi’s Lion - A Symbol of Belfort and its Territory

« Harcelé, acculé et terrible en sa fureur »
« Harcelé, acculé et terrible en sa fureur »
Crédits-photos : The Glint
 

A symbol of the city's heroic resistance during the attack of 1870-1871, the Lion of Belfort was created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the famous sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. Built against the cliffs of the Citadel in blocks of pink sandstone, the Lion is an integral part of the city's identity today. Proudly standing 11 m high and 22 m long, it has been watching over the city since 1880. When night falls, the illuminated Lion creates a magical scenery in the Belfort sky.

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