In 2022, the Department of the Territoire de Belfort celebrates its centenary. As the youngest department in France, the other departments have celebrated their 230th anniversary in 2020. The Territoire de Belfort will celebrate this anniversary with numerous events and festivities starting on 11 March. This is an opportunity for everyone to discover or rediscover the unique history of a multifaceted department and to let the Territory of the Lion shine beyond our borders.
The historical context
The Territoire de Belfort is a department that cultivates its particularities. Whether they are geographical, historical, patrimonial or natural, these specificities are the cement of the identity of this singular and endearing Territory. The Territoire de Belfort was created by the Treaty of Frankfurt in 1871, following the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, during which Belfort and its surroundings resisted the Prussian siege for more than 100 days. It became the 90th department of France on 11 March 1922.
To arouse curiosity and attractiveness regarding tourism, culture, industry and to develop the influence of the Territoire de Belfort.
To create a sense of belonging and pride among the inhabitants of the Territoire de Belfort (the Terrifortains) by setting up a programme of activities that will enable them to discover or rediscover the history of the Territoire de Belfort.
A calendar of events to “awaken 100 years of history”
From 11 March to 31 December 2022, highlights and a programme of activities and events will be divided into three themes: Territory of fashion, Territory of foodies, Territory of amusement. This large-scale programme is proposed by the services of the departmental council, associations, local partners, municipalities and companies in the Territoire de Belfort to let the department shine on a national scale.