Our values

In 1987, the town of Belfort, students and lessons of the UTBM founded the International University Music Festival. The FIMU for all ages and style is primarily a cultural exchange between the audience and the artists.

During the Pentecôte weekend, nearly 2,000 artists from 30 countries perform on stage. We can then watch 200 totally free concerts. Musical diversity is incredible: jazz, classical, rock, pop ...

The FIMU wants environmentally friendly and open to all. For this it implements environmentally friendly solutions and accessibility for people with disabilities. It also organizes activities for children.

A FIMU responsible for...

… ENVIRONNEMENT

Consigned vintage cups

In order to reduce waste and protect the cleanliness of the site, the refreshment bars of the festival, as well as the bars and the restaurants of the Old town, serve their drinks exclusively in reusable cups. A 1€ deposit is added to the price of the first beverage. The festival-goers can bring back their empty cup at any time and get back their deposit or choose to keep it as a souvenir of this edition.

In summary, the reusable cup is a practical, friendly, and especially environment-friendly accessory!

Glass forbidden

During the festival, a campaign of the City of Belfort reminds the public that for safety reasons, glass is strictly forbidden on the site.

The sorting team

Volunteers stride across the festival to educate the public about waste sorting and cleanliness.

… ITS FESTIVAL-GOERS

Stands to get informed

Associative structures (Mobilibre, ALTAU, Prévention routière (road safety), the student insurance SMEREB) and the health department of the Community Centre for Social Action (CCAS) of the City of Belfort educate the public about risk behaviours (use of drugs and alcohol) during mobile activities or directly on their stands situated on the checked pattern, rue de la République.

Protections to reduce the noise

Hearing protection headsets are proposed free of charge to children, so that they can enjoy the concerts in complete safety. A 30€ deposit (by check only) and an ID card are required.  Earplugs are also distributed by Avenir Santé, a structure which educates the festival-goers about the risk of hearing loss.

Accessible water bars to quench your thirst

The Communauté de l’Agglomération Belfortaine makes available to festival-goers two free water bars, situated Place Corbis and Avenue du Général Sarrail . They allow learning more about water while quenching the thirst. These sites are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

FIMU for children

The small festival-goers from 5 to 12 years old have dedicated activities. They can play surprising instruments and devote themselves to funny body language games during playful and educational workshops supervised by professionals.

LES MUSEES DE BELFORT

Family workshops

  • Take off your mask

Strange, eccentric, grotesque, festive or magic object, the mask hides the (true?) face behind a (false?) face. Having discovered the expressive portraits of the temporary exhibition Mascara – Thérèse Le Prat Photographer, parents and children will develop their creativity and share a friendly moment around the theme of mask and make-up.

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Saturday 14 May at 3.15pm, 4.45 pm and 6.15pm
Registration procedure : on site, 15 minutes before the beginning of each workshop
Number of seats : 15 people (adults and children combined)
Duration : 1h
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Tour 41

  • Sound explorations

Uncommon music could illustrate the photos of Benoît Didier, presented within the framework of the exhibition “Le projet Appollinaire, les vacances de Benoît Didier”. During a workshop, parents and children choose a sound universe to personalize an album jacket.

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Sunday 15 May at 3.15pm, 4.45pm and 6.15pm

Registration procedure: on site, 15 minutes before the beginning of each workshop

Number of seats: 15 people (adults and children combined)Duration: 1h
Tour 46

LE PAVILLON DES SCIENCES

Participatory stands

What is the “sound”? How do we perceive it? How does a double bass work? An organizer of the Pavillon des Sciences answers these questions thanks to participatory demonstrations.

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From Saturday 13 to Monday 16 May, from 2pm to 7pm
Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A FAMILY MUSICAL PATH

Introduced in 2015, the musical path suited to the small ears is renewed this year! This family journey allows putting immediately into practice the knowledge newly acquired during the workshops of the “Children FIMU”.

>> DETAILED PATH HERE

MUSICAL RIDDLES TO DECIPHER!

Musical brainstorming! This year, the children between the ages of 5 and 12 can collect their activity booklet at Belfort Tourisme (Public reception area – Place de la République) and on the sites of the “Children FIMU”. They discover the backstage of this 30th edition and solve the riddles prepared by the Clé du Bastion. It’s an excellent way to have fun without a wrong note!

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CONSERVATOIRE HENRI DUTILLEUX

Musical awakening

The teachers of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de la Communauté de l’Agglomération Belfortaine dedicate their workshops of musical awakening to the discovery of melodic percussions and to the instrumental practice. At the end of each session, the children present to their parents a mini-concert specially designed for them!

  • Melodic musical awakening

Through different percussions, the children discover the basics of music.

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From Saturday 14 to Monday 16 May, at 3pm, 4.15pm and 5.30pm
Duration: 1h

Registration procedure: on site, 15 minutes before the beginning of each workshop
Gymnasium of the Jules Heidet School
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A colouring picture created by Les Editions Catalpas is offered to the participants of this workshop.

  • Rhythmic musical awakening

Small musicians of the Belfort FIMU accompany the participants of this workshop for introduction to rhythm.

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From Saturday 14 to Monday 16 May, at 3pm, 4.15pm and 5.30pm
Duration: 1h
Registration procedure: on site, 15 minutes before the beginning of each workshop
Extracurricular centre Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
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Activity adapted to children with disabilities. Registration required.

Thanks to the officers of the public library Léon Deubel, before each workshop, musical tales immerse the children in an imagination accompanied by musical notes.

  • Introduction to double bass

Accompanied by her pupils, a teacher of the Conservatoire introduces the small festival-goers to the practice of the double bass, the instrument of honour for this 30th edition of the Belfort FIMU.

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From Saturday 14 to Monday 16 May, at 3pm, 4.15pm and 5.30pm
Duration: 1h
Registration procedure: on site, 15 minutes before the beginning of each workshop
Number of seats: 6 children
Extracurricular centre Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Thanks to the officers of the public library Léon Deubel, before each workshop, musical tales immerse the children in an imagination accompanied by musical notes.

LA FOURMILIÈRE

Experimental lute-making & free activities

La Fourmilière, a community education organisation, introduces the small festival-goers to the manufacturing of instruments in recycled material. Playful games, costumes and make-up decorate these workshops supervised by about twenty volunteers.

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From Saturday 14 to Monday 16 May, from 3pm to 8pm
Duration: 1h-1h30
No registration required
Square du Souvenir

 

 

Animations and exhibitions

Every year, events and exhibitions around music are offered. They are organized by cultural institutions in museums, public library, Espace Multimedia Gantner ...

Discover Belfort

For over 25 years, the FIMU is housed for 3 days in the streets of the Old City of Belfort. With its colorful facades, Vauban fortifications and its lively streets, the Old City of Belfort boasts many treasures. Dominated by the Citadel and the famous Lion of Bartholdi, it lends itself to walk with family or friends.

The Citadel

Built in the late 19th century, it is a place full of history that leaves no one indifferent.

The large underground

Modernity and heritage combine in this scenography composed of panoramic sights and sounds.

The Lion of Belfort

This pink sandstone lion 22 meters long and 11 meters high is the work of sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. It symbolizes the heroic resistance of the city during the assault of 1870-1971.

The History Museum

This museum features historical collections, archaeological and ethnographic. It thus offers a journey of regional everyday life from prehistoric times to the period of invasion.

Space Bartholdi

An area of 240m² is dedicated permanent way the sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. It presents a sculpture funds, drawings, prints and old photographs.

The Museum of Modern Art

This museum presents works by Picasso, Leger, Manolo … They have all been met by Maurice Jardot who then bequeathed them to the city.

The Museum of Fine Arts

This museum, in the heart of the Tower 41, has a rich collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings and engravings. These works are divided into 5 themes: allegory, religious inspiration, landscape, portrait and Camille Lefèvre.

Pass Multisites 7 sites for 7 €

This pass allows you to discover the best sights of the city at affordable prices.

Gastronomy

For food lovers, Belfort is not left side food! Be seduced by the Belflore the Brimbul ‘, the shoulder of the Ballon or facets of the Territory. All these flavors are at the crossroads of the region’s and Alsatian specialties.

More information about the sites www.belfort-tourisme.com and www.ville-belfort.fr.