What to expect from a stay at a Belfort hotel
Belfort is located in the Franche-Comté region of north-eastern France, between Strasbourg and Lyon. The town is situated on the Savoureuse river, a route which lies between the Rhine and the Rhône rivers. The town is home to heavy industry, mainly related to trains and gas turbine production. The town offers a range of shops of all kinds as well as several hotels in Belfort’s centre.
What activities are on offer to me outside of business hours in Belfort?
E. Leclerc Belfort is a sizeable market offering everything from groceries to clothing, books, and electronics. In and around Belfort, there are a growing number of cycle lanes and trails, offering the opportunity to use a bicycle recreationally and for transportation. Belfort has a range of restaurants and bars in the town centre, including the recommended Le Pot au Feu, serving cuisine typical of the region, including the title dish, and Restaurant Chez Xav et Domi, perfect for a casual, after-hours meeting. Should your hotel not offer a fitness centre, Défi GYM Belfort has a range of equipment, ideal for keeping up your exercise programme.
What is business life like in Belfort?
Belfort is a French centre of heavy industry — the country's first TGV trains were produced here, for instance. The city is also the headquarters for GE Energy in Europe. As such, Belfort hotels are well-accustomed to welcoming business travellers, and many are equipped to host meetings and conferences of all sizes. If you should need access to the internet outside your hotel, the El Baraka cyber café offers web access and copy and fax services. Belfort can be accessed via the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EAP). The airport is located in Saint-Louis, 76km the town centre, with bus, rail and taxi connections.
What are the best sights to visit from my hotel in Belfort?
The town is the home of the Lion of Belfort, a sculpture commemorating the people’s resistance to a siege during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870. The statue was built by Frédéric Bartholdi, who later built the Statue of Liberty in New York City. From your hotel in Belfort you can easily visit several museums with exhibits related to the town’s archaeology and history of its former barracks. Tour 41 exhibits art from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and Donation Jardot displays modern art.