Belfort is a straight shot by car from many French cities such as Lyon , Strasbourg and Mulhouse . You can park your car in one of the many free car parks throughout the city. There are numerous trains that pass through such as the Paris-Bâle line or the Nice-Strasbourg line. Since 2011, the TGV (the high-speed French train network) also stops in Belfort station. The station is located outside the city centre but there is a bus service that will take you there about every 20 minutes. Around the more historic areas most can be done on foot!
The cuisine of the Franche-Comté region is known for its simplicity and for its use of all the riches the territory has to offer. Here you’ll find lots of poultry and fish that mix particularly well with wine sauces. Cheese is plentiful and will often be accompanied by a hearty selection of meats. Definitely try some of their smoked beef or pork. We recommend the region’s sausage, such as the Saucisse de Morteau or the Saucisse de Montbéliard. As for main dishes, don’t miss the Coq au vin jaune (served with a sauce from the region’s special yellow wine) or one of the many “en croutes”.
The city hosts various events throughout the year. The international Festival of University Music gathers over 200 musicians from around the country who perform some 400 concerts in the old part of the city and its surroundings. The festival lasts 3 days during the weekend of the Pentecost. Best of all: it’s entirely free; just book your hotel in good time! Other events are the Eurockéennes de Belfort, a rock festival that takes place in July, the city book fair (over 200,000 books are sold) in autumn or the “Entrevues” cinema festival in November.
“Belfort” in French is made up of two words - “bel” and “fort” – which together mean “beautiful fortress”.
http://www.ville-belfort.fr/ (official tourist site) http://www.fimu.com/accueil/ (music festival)