With a thousand years of history behind it, the Castle of Joux, built at the entrance of the Pontarlier gap, lets us discover a whole range of colourful characters and is a real open air museum of military techniques.more
Visit the open-air museum of the comtoises houses situated 15km from Besançon and discover Franche Comté in a 15 hectare park.
30 comtois buildings, among them a “tuyé” farm, gardens, orchards and vegetable gardens, animals…an ideal place for a week-end or a family trip.
The park has activities. workshops, courses and exhibitions for children and adults.more
As one of Vauban’s major masterpieces, and now magnificently restored, the Citadel of Besançon is considered to be one of the most beautiful in France. Its fortifications are included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. It is a cultural and tourist mecca and houses, among others, a zoological garden, the Museum of Resistance* and Deportation and the Comtois Museum.
*Closed until mid 2023more
As a Royal factory in the XVIIIth century, the Royal Saltworks was conceived by the visionary architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. As a unique testimony in the industrial history, it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.more
Discover the most imposing tuyé farm in Haut-Doubs (a large chimney, 18m wide) where the elders used to smoke the ham and the famous Morteau sausage. Then enter the little Saugeais Republic with its automatons.more
CNFS Observation Boats
Association Franche-Comté Evasion
Correspondance à adresser à : Musée de plein air des Maisons comtoises
Pôle Communication-Accueil Rue du musée
25 360 NANCRAY
Tél. 03 81 55 29 77
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