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Morimont Castle

Nestled in lush greenery, the Château du Morimont is mentioned for the first time in 1183 and controlled the upper valley of the largue. It was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War by French troops.

In 1826, a group of Jura patriots took an oath there to free their country from the Bernese yoke to form a new canton, which was the case in 1978.

Visit of the ramparts, guard towers, an exceptional vaulted cellar whose dimensions make it unique in Alsace. An access path allows you to go around the castle.

A guidebook entitled "Discovering the Three castles of the Alsatian Jura" presents the castle and offers a walking tour around the castle.

Description

Duration: 1h
Walking time (min) from the car park to the site: 5mn
Type of place to visit
  • Fortified castles
GRC catchphrase description
Nestled in lush greenery, the Château du Morimont is mentioned for the first time in 1183 and controlled the upper valley of the largue. It was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War by French troops. Free visit of the ramparts, the guard towers, an exceptional vaulted cellar whose dimensions make it unique in Alsace.

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Schedules

Reception hours:
accessible all year round

Sound point (s)

The defensive elements and the restoration of the castle
General Giraud's escape
The Morimont cellar and two artillery towers
The legend of the thorn bush
The North house and the provenance of the stones of the castle

Contact

 Morimont Castle
68480 Oberlarg
CallContact by phone
E-mailContact by mail
WebsiteSee website

Information

SUNDGAU TOURIST OFFICE, SOUTH ALSACE
1st street of the 1st army
68480 Ferrette
Altitude (m):
522

In images, in pictures

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