Le Lion de Bartholdi

Le Lion de Bartholdi

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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...

Comfort and facilities

  • Pets accepted

Opening hours

From 1 October to 31 March, daily, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm.
From 1st April to 31st August every day from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6.30pm.
The Lion of Bartholdi is closed on 1 January, 1 November and 25 December.


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