Belfort is located in the Eastern pert of France
close to the borders of Germany and Switzerland,
more precisely in the Belfort gap,
a passageway between the Vosges to the north and the Jura to the south..
The town is part of the departement Territoire de Belfort (90)
in the region Bourgogne Franche Comte.
The best know monument is the
Lion de Belford, created between 1875 and 1880
by the scultor Auguste Bartholdi (1834 - 1904)
who designed the Statue of Liberty in New York.
The lion is a symbol of French resistance
during the Franco Prussian war