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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 des Archevêques
Château d'Audincourt
Château d'Arc17th centuryArc-et-SenansSince November 9, 1984, the castle was partially recorded at historical monuments.âteau_d'Arc_(Arc-et-Senans)
Château des Archevêques13th centuryRuineÉtalansSince 1983, its ruine are listed monuments.
Château d'Aubonne18th centuryAubonneThe castle is listed under historical monuments on August 17, 1979.
Château de Bartherans17th centuryBartheransIt is subject to registration as a historic monument June 17, 1992.
Château de Belvoir12th centuryRestoredBelvoirIt is open to visitors from Easter to All Saints, Sundays and holidays, and every day in July and August.
Château de Bonnay1712BonnayAfter 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 Besançon1668Well maintainBesançonThe 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 centuryCubryToday, 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 Bouclans
Château de CharenceyRuineChenecey-BuillonThe castle ruins are the subject of a registration under the Historic Monuments since April 8, 1991.
Château de Chalamont
Château de Châtillon-sur-Lison
Château de Cléron
Château de Châtillon-sur-Lison13th centuryChâtillon-sur-LisonThe house and some outbuildings are subject to registration under the historical monuments since December 4, 2002.
Château de Chevigney-sur-l'Ognon19th centuryIn good conditionChevigney-sur-l'OgnonPrivately owned.
Château de ChevrozIn good conditionChevroz
Château de Cléron1320RestoredCléronThis 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 CorcondrayRuinsCorcondrayPrivately owned.
Château de Cordiron15th centuryBurgillePrivate property. The square tower, the old fortified gate and spiral staircase were registered under the historical monuments on May 16, 1979.
Château de Durnes
Château du Désert
Château d'Étrabonne
Château d'École
Château de Fertans18th centuryRebuiltFertanPrivate 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 Fourg
Château de Goux les Usiers
Château de Franois1774FranoisAt 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'Ecole16th-17th centuryIn good conditionEcole-ValentinOwned by a private company
Château de Etrabonne12th-17th centuryRuinsEtrabonnePrivately owned
Château de l'Hermitage
Château de Jallerange18th centuryIn good conditionJallerangePrivately owned
Château de Jouffroy-d'Abbans13th centuryAbbans-DessusThe 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 centuryCluse-et-Mijoux (La)Owned by the Town
Château de la Juive1850ChalezeuleThe 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 centuryIn good conditionLodsPrivately owned
Château du maréchal Moncey18th centuryIn good conditionMonceyPrivately owned
Château de Miserey17th-19th centuryIn good conditionMiserey-SalinesPrivately owned
Château de Moncley1778ÉmagnyThe castle and its outbuildings are classified as historical monuments on January 13, 1944 and is open to visitors from May to October.
Château de Merode
Château de Montbéliard
Château de Puy de Montenot
Château de Moncley (Emagny)Emagny
Château de Moncley (Moncley)18th centuryIn good conditionMoncleyPrivate property
Château de Montby14th centuryGondenans-MontbyIn 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 Montalembert1524MaîcheOn 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 Montbéliard13th centuryMontbéliardIt 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 Montfaucon11th centuryRuineMontfauconIn 1984, the town of Montfaucon bought the ruins of the castle and begins from a large and long restoration project for tourism.
Château de Montferrand11th centuryRuineMontferrand-le-ChâteauThere 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-ChâteauRuinsMontjoie-le-Château
Château de Noironte16th centuryNoironteThe 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'Ollans18th centuryOllansThe castle is the subject of a registration under the historical monuments since March 4, 1988.
Château de Paroy17th centuryIn good conditionParoyPrivately owned
Château Pertusier1576MorteauSince 1985 the castle houses the Museum of watchmaking Mortlake
Château de Quingey13th centuryQuingeyThe 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 centuryIn good conditionRecolognePrivately owned
Château de Rennes-sur-Loue18th centuryRennes-sur-LouePrivate property
Château de Rochejean
Château de Roset-Fluans
Château de La Roche13th centuryRestoredRigneyThe 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-Loue1756RebuiltArc-et-SenansSince 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 centuryRuinsRoulansPrivately owned
Château de SandonIn good conditionPontarlier
Château Sattler18th centuryIn good conditionExincourtPrivately owned
Château de Scey13th-16th centuryRuinsChassagne-Saint-DenisPrivately owned.
Château d'eau de la Source d'ArcierBesançonOwned by the Town
Château de
Château de Soye16th centuryRuinsSoyePrivately owned
Château Thévenot18th centuryAudincourtThe building now houses the municipal library.
Château de Vuillafans
Château de Thoraise1250RestoredThoraiseThe last known owner: Mr. Sylvian Bohrer. Chateau Thoraise is private and not open to the public.
Château de Torpes13th centuryReconstructTorpesThe chateau is private property.
Château de Vaire-le-Grand1713RestoredVaire-ArcierSince 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-sarne

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Ancienne abbaye de BellevauxCireyOwned by the Department
Ancien couvent des Récollets18th centuryConflans-sur-LanternePrivately owned
Château de BeaujeuIn good conditionBeaujeu-Saint-Vallier-Pierrejux-et-QuitteurPrivately owned
Château de Borey16th centuryRestoredBoreySold 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 Bougey16th-18th centuryIn good conditionBougeyPrivately owned
Château de Boulot18th centuryIn good conditionBoulotPrivately owned
Château de Boult18th centuryIn good conditionBoultPrivately owned
Château des Bouly18th centuryIn good conditionSaint-Loup-sur-SemouseOwned by a public institution
Château de Bourguignon-lès-ConflansIn good conditionBourguignon-lès-Conflans
Château de BreuchesBreuches
Château de Buthiers15th-18th centuryIn good conditionButhiersPrivately owned
Château de Champlitte18th centuryIn good conditionChamplitteOwned by the Town
Château de Clairefontaine17th centuryPolaincourt-et-ClairefontaineOwned by a private company
Château de Colombe-lès-Vesoul18th centuryIn good conditionColombe-lès-VesoulPrivately owned
Château de la Colombière17th-18th centuryFouvent-Saint-AndocheOwned by a private company
Château de Contréglise18th-19th centuryContréglisePrivately owned.
Château de CultIn good conditionCult
Château-Dessous15th centuryRuinsChauvirey-le-ChâtelOwned by the Department
Château-Dessus13th-17th centuryRuinsChauvirey-le-ChâtelPrivately owned
Château d'ÉtobonRuineÉtobonToday, there are only a few traces of this ancient castle.
Château d'Étobon
Château de Fallon18th centuryFallonOwned by a private company
Château de Filain15th centuryRestoredFilainClassified by the Historical Monument (April 20, 1944).
Château de Fondremand12th-17th centuryIn good conditionFondremandPrivately owned
Château des ForgesIn good conditionPesmes
Château de Frasne-le-ChâteauIn good conditionFrasne-le-Château
Château d'HéricourtFirst mention 12th centuryHéricourt It is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since November 15, 1913.
Château de Gezier17th-18th centuryIn good conditionGézier-et-FontenelayPrivately owned
Château GrillotChamplitte
Château d'Héricourt
Château de Gy15th-18th centuryIn good conditionGyPrivate property
Château de Lampinet NavennePrivate property and it is registered as a historic monument since October 15, 1971âteau_de_Lampinet
Château de Levrecey18th centuryVelleguindry-et-LevreceyPrivate property
Château de Malans16th-19th centuryIn good conditionMalansPrivately owned
Château de Mantoche18th centuryMantochePrivate property
Château de Marnay13th-17th centuryIn good conditionMarnayOwned by the municipality
Château de Montcourt18th centuryMontcourtPrivately owned
Château de Montjustin16th-17th centuryMontjustin-et-VelottePrivately owned
Château de Montureux-les-GrayMontureux-et-PrantignyPrivately owned
Château MugnierFrasne-le-Château
Château d'Oricourt12th centuryOricourtIt is the subject of a ranking to the title of historic buildings since May 1984.
Château de Ouge16th-19th centuryOugePrivately owned
Château d'Ouge
Château de Passavant-la-RochèrePassavant-la-Rochère
Château de PesmesIn good conditionPesmesOwned by the municipality
Château de Pin15th-18th centuryIn good conditionPinPrivately owned
Château de Pont-sur-l'Ognon17th-18th centuryPont-sur-l'OgnonPrivately owned
Château de Pusy18th-19th centuryIn good conditionPusy-et-EpenouxPrivately owned
Château de Quers17th centuryIn good conditionQuersOwned by the Town
Château de Ray-sur-Saône10th centuryPerfect conditionRay-sur-SaôneThe private castle is in perfect condition and the park is open to visitors during the tourist season.
Château de La RochelleLa Rochelle
Château de Ray-sur-Saône
Château de Rupt-sur-Saône13th-19th centuryIn good conditionRupt-sur-SaônePrivately owned
Château Rouillaud15th-16th centuryRuinedPesmesPrivately owned
Château de Saint-Remy18th centuryIn good conditionSaint-RemyOwned by a private company
Château de
Château de Scey-sur-Saône19th centuryScey-sur-Saône-et-Saint-AlbinPrivate property
Château de Seveux15th centurySeveuxPrivately owned
Château des Sires d'Oiselay15th-16th centuryFrasne-le-ChâteauPrivate property
Château de Sorans-lès-BreureySorans-lès-BreureyPrivately owned.
Château de Vallerois-le-Bois12th centuryVallerois-le-BoisPrivate property. Since 1992, it is the subject of extensive restoration.
Château de Vauvillers18th centuryIn good conditionVauvillersPrivately owned
Château de
Château de Venère13th-14th centuryVenèrePrivately owned
Château de VillefranconIn good conditionVillefrancon
Château de Villersexel1882In good conditionVillersexelIt is now a private residence, which also houses a museum. In addition, the castle is a place for weddings and private parties.
Château de Vregille18th centuryIn good conditionVregillePrivate property

Châteaux of Jura

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Château d'Andelot13th centuryRestoredAndelot-MorvalCurrently 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.âteau_d'Andelot
Château d'Arlay18th centuryArlayIt 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 BinansRuinsPublySires de Binans
Château de Blandans16th-17th centuryDomblansPrivately owned
Château de BoissiaBoissiaPrivately owned.
Château Bontemps13th centuryRestoredArbois It is registered historical monuments since April 17, 1989.
Château de Brans16th centuryBransPrivately owned
Chapelle du château (ancienne)16th centuryChamolePrivately owned.
Château de Châteauvieux
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 ChevreauxLate 11th centuryRestoredChevreauxSince 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 DomblansRebuildDomblansThe 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 Frontenay12th centuryPerfect conditionFrontenayThe 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 Mérona
Château de Montdidier
Château de Montigny-lès-Arsures
Château de Montmorot
Château de Marigna14th-18th centuryMarigna-sur-ValousePrivately owned
Château de Menétru-le-Vignoble16th centuryMenétru-le-VignoblePrivately owned
Château de Menthon18th centuryChoiseyPrivately owned
Château de Mirebel12th centuryRuinedMirebelIt is currently owned by the Municipality of Mirebel. It is registered in 2007, under the Historic Monumentsâteau_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 Muyre15th centuryRestoredDomblans
Château de Mutigney15th centuryMutigneyCurrently 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 NozeroyIn good conditionNozeroyPrivately owned
Château d'Oliferne1230RuineVesclesThe 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 d'Ougney
Château de Parthey13th-19th centuryChoiseyPrivately owned
Château Pécauld13th centuryArbois 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 Pymont1250RuineVilleneuve-sous-PymontThere 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, 1994âteau_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 Syam1816In good conditionChampagnoleCurrently 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 Vaulgrenant
Château de Verges16th centuryVergesPrivately owned
Château de VerreuxIn good conditionArbois
Ensemble industriel des forges de Baudin18th-19th centuryToulouse-le-ChâteauPrivately owned

Châteaux of Territoire et loire

Name BuiltConditionLocationNotes / more info
Château de DelleDelle
Château de Belfort13th centuryBelfortMonument and museum. It is the subject of multiple protections under historical monuments.
Château du Rosemont14th centuryRuineRiervescemontThe 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 Rougemont12th centuryRuineRougemont-le-ChâteauExcavations 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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