Château de Montbéliard

Montbéliard
Franche Comté
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Located on an outcrop of rock, the Château de Montbéliard, also known as the Château des ducs de Württemberg, surveys the town of Montbéliard. A former fortress, today the château holds a museum containing archaeological and natural history collections, and exhibitions of contemporary art. Admire the portraits of the dukes and duchesses of Württemberg whilst uncovering the history of the area with exhibits from the Iron and Bronze Ages as well as Gallo-Roman times.

Nearby attractions

A beautiful historic house near the town hall, the Beurnier-Rossel mansion houses the the Museum of Art and History in Montbéliard. Providing a snapshot of what life was like for the urban bourgeoisie in the 18th and 19th...

A small museum where you can learn all about the wines of the Jura, the Musée de la Vigne et du Vin has a particular focus on the unusual Vin Jaune.

Containing many of Pasteur's personal souvenirs such as family portraits and a picture of the shepherd who Pasteur famously saved using his anti-rabies treatment, Louis Pasteur's house sits on the beautiful bank sof the...

France's second largest forest stretches across over 20,000 hectares between the Doubs and Loue rivers to the east of Dole. Rich in wildlife, with a good population of deer and wild boar as well as foxes, badgers and weasels,...

Places to visit nearby

Montbéliard in Franche Comté was once the property of the dukes of Württemberg, sitting in peaceful countryside on the Swiss border, and is the home of Peugeot cars.

Arbois in Franche Comté is the capital of the renowned Jura wines and is the perfect base for exploring the stunning natural environment of mountains, gorges, caves and waterfalls in the area.

Dole in Franche Comté is a pretty town with an historical centre that is set in the beautiful countryside of the Doubs valley.