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Châteaux of Franche-Comté

This is the list of Châteaux in Franche-Comté. It is administrative region and a traditional province of eastern France, it consists of 4 departments: Haute-Saône, Doubs, Jura, Territoire de Belfort

We have listed 189 Chateaux in the Franche-Comte region (including ruins and "lost" Châteaux), of which 101 have their own dedicated page. If you know of any Châteaux in Franche-Comte that are not in our list, please let us know!

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Châteaux of Doubs

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Château d'Arc 17th century Arc-et-Senans Since November 9, 1984, the castle was partially recorded at historical monuments. fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_d'Arc_(Arc-et-Senans)
Château des Archevêques 13th century Ruine Étalans Since 1983, its ruine are listed monuments.
Château d'Aubonne 18th century Aubonne The castle is listed under historical monuments on August 17, 1979.
Château de Bartherans 17th century Bartherans It is subject to registration as a historic monument June 17, 1992.
Château de Belvoir 12th century Restored Belvoir It is open to visitors from Easter to All Saints, Sundays and holidays, and every day in July and August.
Château de Bonnay 1712 Bonnay After being enrolled for the first time in 1975 , the castle (including the farm, wall and fence gates) and its garden were registered under the historical monuments on April 20, 1994.
Citadelle Besançon 1668 Well maintain Besançon The Citadel of Besançon is now the symbol of the city and a hotbed of tourism in Franche-Comté, first paid monument in the region in terms of attendance every year with 200 000-280 000 visitors. In addition to its architectural and historical context of its geographical situation, it houses three museums labeled Museums of France : the Museum of Resistance and Deportation, the Comtois Museum and the museum is divided into five areas: the Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium, Noctarium Golf and evolution. Dining areas and a gift shop are on the site.
Château de Bournel (Cubry) 18th century Cubry Today, the old castle converted into a hotel with 14 rooms and 2 suites, a restaurant and a brewery- terrace and golf 18 holes par 72.
Château de Bournel (Cubrial)19th centuryCubrialPrivately owned.
Château de Bournel (Nans)19th centuryNans
Château de Charencey Ruine Chenecey-Buillon The castle ruins are the subject of a registration under the Historic Monuments since April 8, 1991.
Château de Châtillon-sur-Lison 13th century Châtillon-sur-Lison The house and some outbuildings are subject to registration under the historical monuments since December 4, 2002.
Château de Chevigney-sur-l'Ognon 19th century In good condition Chevigney-sur-l'Ognon Privately owned.
Château de Chevroz In good condition Chevroz
Château de Cléron 1320 Restored Cléron This castle in perfect restoration is now privately owned by the family of Montrichard. The private gardens are open to tourism during the summer months.
Château de Corcondray Ruins Corcondray Privately owned.
Château de Cordiron 15th century Burgille Private property. The square tower, the old fortified gate and spiral staircase were registered under the historical monuments on May 16, 1979.
Château de Fertans 18th century Rebuilt Fertan Private property. The entrance gate and two towers, facades and roofs of the castle, the dining room and large living room on the ground floor are the subject of a registration under the historical monuments since July 11, 1979.
Château de Franois 1774 Franois At the beginning of 19th century it was bought by the Count Léonce de Liniers (County of Liniers) and still belongs to his family. The castle is private and not open to tourism.
Château d'Ecole 16th-17th century In good condition Ecole-Valentin Owned by a private company
Château de Etrabonne12th-17th century Ruins Etrabonne Privately owned
Château de Jallerange18th century In good condition Jallerange Privately owned
Château de Jouffroy-d'Abbans 13th century Abbans-Dessus The platform, the main building, buildings shared the garden shed and the garden are subject to registration under the historical monuments since August 7, 1992.
Château de Joux13th- 20th century Cluse-et-Mijoux (La) Owned by the Town
Château de la Juive 1850 Chalezeule The dynamism of the owner gives the house its nickname still present, the "house of the Jewish". The building changed hands and became a hotel and restaurant known for its gastronomy and its remarkable scenery, earning a national reputation and attracting many celebrities. However, this mission ends in the early 2000s, when the last chef dies, the castle finding, since a purely residential function.
Château de Lods14th-16th century In good condition Lods Privately owned
Château du maréchal Moncey18th century In good condition Moncey Privately owned
Château de Miserey17th-19th century In good condition Miserey-Salines Privately owned
Château de Moncley 1778 Émagny The castle and its outbuildings are classified as historical monuments on January 13, 1944 and is open to visitors from May to October.
Château de Moncley (Emagny)Emagny
Château de Moncley (Moncley)18th century In good condition Moncley Private property
Château de Montby 14th century Gondenans-Montby In 2008 Association of Castle Montby was created to help the new owners to back up, restore, promote and facilitate the castle, registered the following year, with the additional inventory of historical monuments.
Château de Montalembert 1524 Maîche On the eve of November 13, 1944 the offensive of Alsace, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny will organize a meeting to prepare for the end of the Second World War.
Château de Montbéliard 13th century Montbéliard It is classified as historical monuments since July 1996 and hosts to date including the Castle Museum of the Dukes of Württemberg and the archeology and Natural History museum Montbéliard.
Château de Montfaucon 11th century Ruine Montfaucon In 1984, the town of Montfaucon bought the ruins of the castle and begins from a large and long restoration project for tourism.
Château de Montferrand 11th century Ruine Montferrand-le-Château There are still many remains in the forest. The remains of the castle are the subject of a registration under the Historic Monuments since June 8, 1926.
Château de Montjoie-le-Château Ruins Montjoie-le-Château
Château de Noironte 16th century Noironte The castle has a registration as a historic monument since June 17, 1992 (archaeological remains, the walls and roof of the house, towers, loft, stairs, fireplaces and alcoves) and classified in the same way since July 5, 1993 (first floor rooms)
Château d'Ollans 18th century Ollans The castle is the subject of a registration under the historical monuments since March 4, 1988.
Château de Paroy17th century In good condition Paroy Privately owned
Château Pertusier 1576 Morteau Since 1985 the castle houses the Museum of watchmaking Mortlake
Château de Quingey 13th century Quingey The facade and the roof of the tower and the room oven are registered under the Historic Monuments since November 8, 1991.
Château de Recologne17th-18th century In good condition Recologne Privately owned
Château de Rennes-sur-Loue18th centuryRennes-sur-LouePrivate property
Château de La Roche 13th century Restored Rigney The private castle is open to the public only when some temporary art exhibitions. It is the subject of a registration under the historical monuments since December 18, 1998.
Château de Roche-sur-Loue 1756 Rebuilt Arc-et-Senans Since 2009, this is a stylish residence offers four guest rooms and a suite. This private castle is in perfect condition, registered historic monument since 1974.
Château de Roulans12th-19th century Ruins Roulans Privately owned
Château de Sandon In good condition Pontarlier
Château Sattler18th century In good condition Exincourt Privately owned
Château de Scey 13th-16th century Ruins Chassagne-Saint-Denis Privately owned.
Château d'eau de la Source d'ArcierBesançonOwned by the Town
Château de SombacourSombacourfr.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Château_de_Sombacour
Château de Soye16th century Ruins Soye Privately owned
Château Thévenot 18th century Audincourt The building now houses the municipal library.
Château de Thoraise 1250 Restored Thoraise The last known owner: Mr. Sylvian Bohrer. Chateau Thoraise is private and not open to the public.
Château de Torpes 13th century Reconstruct Torpes The chateau is private property.
Château de Vaire-le-Grand 1713 Restored Vaire-Arcier Since 1992, the new owners opened the castle, the park and the French garden to sightseeing after a long period of significant and beautiful restoration.

Châteaux of Haute-Saône

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ancienne abbaye de BellevauxCireyOwned by the Department
Ancien couvent des Récollets18th centuryConflans-sur-LanternePrivately owned
Château de Beaujeu In good condition Beaujeu-Saint-Vallier-Pierrejux-et-Quitteur Privately owned
Château de Borey 16th century Restored Borey Sold as a National Property to the Goulut former farmer lords, the castle will be divided between several owners until its recent restoration by the current occupants.
Château de Bougey 16th-18th century In good condition Bougey Privately owned
Château de Boulot 18th century In good condition Boulot Privately owned
Château de Boult 18th century In good condition Boult Privately owned
Château des Bouly 18th century In good condition Saint-Loup-sur-Semouse Owned by a public institution
Château de Bourguignon-lès-Conflans In good condition Bourguignon-lès-Conflans
Château de BreuchesBreuches fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Breuches
Château de Buthiers 15th-18th century In good condition Buthiers Privately owned
Château de Champlitte 18th century In good condition Champlitte Owned by the Town
Château de Clairefontaine17th centuryPolaincourt-et-ClairefontaineOwned by a private company fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Clairefontaine
Château de Colombe-lès-Vesoul 18th century In good condition Colombe-lès-Vesoul Privately owned
Château de la Colombière17th-18th centuryFouvent-Saint-AndocheOwned by a private company fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_la_Colombi%C3%A8re
Château de Contréglise18th-19th centuryContréglisePrivately owned. fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Contr%C3%A9glise
Château de Cult In good condition Cult
Château-Dessous 15th century Ruins Chauvirey-le-Châtel Owned by the Department
Château-Dessus 13th-17th century Ruins Chauvirey-le-Châtel Privately owned
Château d'Étobon Ruine Étobon Today, there are only a few traces of this ancient castle.
Château de Fallon18th centuryFallonOwned by a private company fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Fallon
Château de Filain 15th century Restored Filain Classified by the Historical Monument (April 20, 1944).
Château de Fondremand 12th-17th century In good condition Fondremand Privately owned
Château des Forges In good condition Pesmes
Château de Frasne-le-Château In good condition Frasne-le-Château
Château d'Héricourt First mention 12th century Héricourt It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since November 15, 1913.
Château de Gezier 17th-18th century In good condition Gézier-et-Fontenelay Privately owned
Château GrillotChamplitte fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Grillot
Château de Gy 15th-18th century In good condition Gy Private property
Château de Lampinet Navenne Private property and it is registered as a historic monument since October 15, 1971 fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Lampinet
Château de Levrecey18th centuryVelleguindry-et-LevreceyPrivate property fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Levrecey
Château de Malans 16th-19th century In good condition Malans Privately owned
Château de Mantoche18th centuryMantochePrivate property fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Mantoche
Château de Marnay 13th-17th century In good condition Marnay Owned by the municipality
Château de Montcourt18th centuryMontcourtPrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Montcourt
Château de Montjustin16th-17th centuryMontjustin-et-VelottePrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Montjustin
Château de Montureux-les-GrayMontureux-et-PrantignyPrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Montureux-l%C3%A8s-Gray
Château MugnierFrasne-le-Château fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Mugnier
Château d'Oricourt 12th century Oricourt It is the subject of a ranking to the title of historic buildings since May 1984.
Château de Ouge16th-19th centuryOugePrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_d%27Ouge
Château de Passavant-la-RochèrePassavant-la-Rochère fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Passavant-la-Roch%C3%A8re
Château de Pesmes In good condition Pesmes Owned by the municipality
Château de Pin 15th-18th century In good condition Pin Privately owned
Château de Pont-sur-l'Ognon17th-18th centuryPont-sur-l'OgnonPrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Pont-sur-l%27Ognon
Château de Pusy 18th-19th century In good condition Pusy-et-Epenoux Privately owned
Château de Quers 17th century In good condition Quers Owned by the Town
Château de Ray-sur-Saône 10th century Perfect condition Ray-sur-Saône The private castle is in perfect condition and the park is open to visitors during the tourist season.
Château de La RochelleLa Rochelle fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_La_Rochelle_(Haute-Sa%C3%B4ne)
Château de Rupt-sur-Saône 13th-19th century In good condition Rupt-sur-Saône Privately owned
Château Rouillaud 15th-16th century Ruined Pesmes Privately owned
Château de Saint-Remy 18th century In good condition Saint-Remy Owned by a private company
Château de SaulxSaulxfr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Saulx
Château de Scey-sur-Saône19th centuryScey-sur-Saône-et-Saint-AlbinPrivate property fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Scey-sur-Sa%C3%B4ne
Château de Seveux15th centurySeveuxPrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Seveux
Château des Sires d'Oiselay15th-16th centuryFrasne-le-ChâteauPrivate property
Château de Sorans-lès-BreureySorans-lès-BreureyPrivately owned.
Château de Vallerois-le-Bois 12th century Vallerois-le-Bois Private property. Since 1992, it is the subject of extensive restoration.
Château de Vauvillers 18th century In good condition Vauvillers Privately owned
Château de VellefauxVellefauxfr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Vellefaux
Château de Venère13th-14th centuryVenèrePrivately owned fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Levrecey
Château de Villefrancon In good condition Villefrancon
Château de Villersexel 1882 In good condition Villersexel It is now a private residence, which also houses a museum. In addition, the castle is a place for weddings and private parties.
Château de Vregille 18th century In good condition Vregille Private property

Châteaux of Jura

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Château d'Andelot 13th century Restored Andelot-Morval Currently owned by the Belin Family. In 1938, the castle welcomes the Duke of Windsor and several ambassadors, including that of Japan, to a diplomatic affair. fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_d'Andelot
Château d'Arlay 18th century Arlay It is currently owned by the La Guiche Family. It is classified as a historic monument since 1996 and opened to tourism in the summer (oldest known "castle vineyard" of France).
Château de Baume15th-16th centurySaint-LothainPrivately owned
Château de Bersaillin16th-19th centuryBersaillinPrivately owned.
Château de BeauregardPubly
Château de Blandans16th-17th centuryDomblansPrivately owned
Château de BoissiaBoissiaPrivately owned.
Château Bontemps 13th century Restored Arbois It is registered historical monuments since April 17, 1989.
Château de Brans16th centuryBransPrivately owned
Chapelle du château (ancienne)16th centuryChamolePrivately owned.
Château de Chalain (ruines)FontenuOwned by the Department
Château d'eau Champagnole19th centuryChampagnoleOwned by the Town
Château de Charrin16th- 20th centuryVoiteurProperty of a private company
Château de Chaussin18th centuryChaussinPrivate property
Château de Chevigny15th-16th centuryChevignyPrivately owned
Château de Chevreaux Late 11th century Restored Chevreaux Since 1990, it is being restored.
Château de Clairvaux-les-Lacs15th-17th centuryClairvaux-les-LacsOwned by the Town
Château de Cornod19th centuryCornodPrivately owned
Château de Courbouzon18th centuryCourbouzonPrivate property
Château de Cousance18th centuryCousancePrivately owned
Château de Dammartin17th-18th centuryDammartin-MarpainPrivate property
Château de Domblans Rebuild Domblans The current owner Jean-Marie Adam (interior designer and decorator a hundred clubs) operates the past thirty years in his castle the nightclub "The Babylon".
Château Dramelay13th centuryDramelayPrivate property
Château d'Eclans18th-19th centuryEclans-NenonPrivately owned
Château de Frontenay 12th century Perfect condition Frontenay The Castle is in perfect condition, opened to tourism in the summer and seminars throughout the year. It is the subject of a registration under the Historic Monuments since November 8, 1991.
Château de Gevingey17th centuryGevingeyPrivately owned
Château de Jules Grévy19th centuryMont-sous-VaudreyOwned by an association
Château de Lavans-lès-Dole14th-15th centuryLavans-lès-DoleOwned by the Department
Château de Mantry17th centuryMantryPrivate property
Château de Marigna14th-18th centuryMarigna-sur-ValousePrivately owned
Château de Menétru-le-Vignoble16th centuryMenétru-le-VignoblePrivately owned
Château de Menthon18th centuryChoiseyPrivately owned
Château de Mirebel 12th century Ruined Mirebel It is currently owned by the Municipality of Mirebel. It is registered in 2007, under the Historic Monuments fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Mirebel
Château de Moissey16th-17th centuryMoisseyPrivately owned
Château de Montmirey-la-Ville19th centuryMontmirey-la-VillePrivate property
Château de Montmirey-la-Ville Montmirey-le-ChâteauMontmirey-le-Château
Château de Montrambert16th-19th centuryDammartin-MarpainPrivately owned
Château de Montrond12th-13th centuryMontrondOwned by the Town
Château de la Muyre 15th century Restored Domblans
Château de Mutigney 15th century Mutigney Currently owned by the Cripples Family. The castle (facades, roofs and chimneys five) is the subject of a registration under the Historic Monuments since July 22, 1971.
Château de Nanc-lès-Saint-Amour16th centuryNanc-lès-Saint-AmourPrivately owned
Château de Neublans18th centuryNeublans-AbergementPrivately owned
Château de Nozeroy In good condition Nozeroy Privately owned
Château d'Oliferne 1230 Ruine Vescles The castle was destroyed in the xvi th century by the troops' of Henry IV , but the ruins still exist today in the form of the remains of the keep and curtain walls of speakers. A restoration project is led by the Adapemont (Association for the Development and Management of Small Mountain).
Château-fort Orgelet (vestiges de l'ancien)13th-14th centuryOrgeletOwned by the Town
Château à Ougney15th centuryOugneyOwned by the Town
Château de Parthey13th-19th centuryChoiseyPrivately owned
Château Pécauld 13th century Arbois It houses the Museum of Vine and Wine since 1993 ( Jura vineyards ) and is registered historical monuments since 22nd of November, 1988.
Château de Persanges19th centuryEtoile (L')Privately owned
Château du Pin13th-16th centuryPin (Le)Privately owned
Château de Pymont 1250 Ruine Villeneuve-sous-Pymont There remains little more than visible and accessible to the public ruin. It is the subject of a registration under the historical monuments since December 28, 1994 fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Château_de_Pymont_(Jura)
Château de Quintigny16th-18th centuryQuintignyOwned by the municipality
Château de Rans15th-19th centuryRansPrivate property
Château Saint-Martin15th-18th centuryVoiteurPrivate property
Château de Salans18th centurySalansPrivately owned
Château de la Sauge16th-19th centurySaint-LamainOwned by an association
Château de Sermange18th centurySermangePrivate property
Château de Sirod16th centurySirodOwned by a private company
Château et son colombier12th-17th centuryPrésillyOwned by the department
Château de Syam 1816 In good condition Champagnole Currently owned by Mr. Emmanuel Jobez. The rooms on the ground floor can be visited and concerts are held. The stables various events. During the visit, you can still see wall papers of the 19th century and flooring in perfect condition.
Château de La Tour-du-Meix12th-14th centuryTour-du-Meix (La)Owned by the Town
Château de Vaux-sur-Poligny19th centuryVaux-sur-PolignyPrivately owned
Château de Verges16th centuryVergesPrivately owned
Château de Verreux In good condition Arbois
Ensemble industriel des forges de Baudin18th-19th centuryToulouse-le-ChâteauPrivately owned

Châteaux of Territoire de Belfort

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Château de DelleDelle
Château de Belfort 13th century Belfort Monument and museum. It is the subject of multiple protections under historical monuments.
Château du Rosemont 14th century Ruine Riervescemont The remains consist of two parts: the front, the square tower of two or three floors, rough stone, measuring 10 meters wide and has walls 1.50 meters thick. To the east lie the remains of an external works, and south remains the path.
Château de Rougemont 12th century Ruine Rougemont-le-Château Excavations began in 1977 and preceded a complete restoration of the castle. The important both military equipment, civil and religious revealed by the excavations can be kept in museum Belfort . The tour of the fort is free and open anytime but is not easy to access.

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