Picture I took in December, 2012. The “Lion of Belfort” is a must-see for anyone visiting Belfort France. The statue was completed in 1880 (entirely made of red sandstone) by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, same sculptor that sculpted the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Since I have relatives near Belfort, I’ve gotten to see this masterpiece a few times. You can also climb to the top and see the entire City of Belfort.