TOURISM

GASTRONOMY

The Belfort-Porrentruy region offers in local restaurants both fried carp, a great specialty of the neighbouring Sundgau, as well as the famous cancoillotte from the nearby Doubs plateaux, the roestis of the Swiss hills, or the essential Alsatian sauerkraut, served with Morteau and Montbéliard sausages, often preferred here to knacks or Strasbourg sausages.
Totché jurassien as well as platters of Doubs on the Swiss side, Flammekueche or Kugelhopf Alsatian, Riesling – Vin jaune – Gewürztraminer – Savagnin – Dôle or Swiss Fendant ? Halfway between Alsace and Jura, there will be lively discussions to accompany its Poulet de Bresse aux morilles, its Potée valaisanne, its Cheese fondue or  Baeckehoffe; and for afters a cheese portion of Tête-de-moine (Bellelay -CH), Comté, Morbier or Munster when you will have to choose between a Mirabelle brandy from Fougerolles, also the cherry capital, and a Damassine from Pays d’Ajoie.

All in moderation


CULTURE AND TOURIST DISCOVERIES

TOURISM OFFICES

Canton du Jura : tourist office
Jura bernois : tourist office
Territoire de Belfort : tourist office
Régional curiosities and suggestions

Some ideas

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  • BeaucourtMusée Japy – 16 Rue Frédéric Japy 
    The museum visit is intended to be both chronological and thematic since it traces the epic of the Japy from the origins of the company, while presenting the multiple productions that have left the factories over the 200 years of the firm’s existence.
    André Japy, born July 11, 1904 in Beaucourt (Territoire de Belfort) and died in 1974, is a French pioneer of aviation, from the Comtoise industrial dynasty of Japy. In 1938 he received the Louis Blériot medal from the International Aeronautical Federation for all of his achievements. Source Wikipedia
    Pierre Sellier, born November 8, 1892, in Beaucourt in the Territoire and Belfort, died May 16, 1949, in the same town, is known to have been the French soldier in the 1914 – 1918 war who sounded the first “cease -feu “, on November 7, 1918, in La Capelle (Aisne), during the arrival of the German plenipotentiaries responsible for negotiating the Armistice of the First World War. This will be signed on the following November 11 in the clearing of Rethondes in Compiègne (Oise). Pierre Sellier was nicknamed “le clairon de l’Armistice”. Source Wikipedia
  • Belfort – The Citadel and the Lion (sacred favorite monument of the French in 2020) , the ramparts, the old town with the Saint-Christophe Cathedral
     City of “three sieges” whose heroic defense by the troops of Denfert-Rochereau against the troops of Bismarck in 1870 will lead to its separation from the Haut-Rhin department then annexed to the Prussian Empire. The Alsatians of the south take refuge there in droves and contribute to the industrial development of the city (Alst[h]om).
  • Bourogne – 3 lavoirs 19ème well restored
  • Brebotte Museum of crafts and folk traditions, popular sound and light shows in July
    In this small village of Sundgau, the museum, through its collections, evokes endangered know-how and illustrates in the home the daily life of our ancestors. Musical entertainment and traditional dances in addition to the museum visit.
  • Courtelevant – Old water mill in operating condition
  • Delémont – Seat of Parliament and Government of République et Canton du Jura – large number of interesting monuments , Jura museum
  • Delle – Maison des cariatides, Maison Feltin, ramparts, old customs
  • Fesches-le-Châtel – Société Cristel High-end kitchen item, a legacy of the Japy casserie :
    In 1826, 20 years after its foundation, the Japy Frères Company built “la Casserie” in Fesches-le-Châtel to manufacture tin-plated household utensils. 150 years later, a page turned with the birth of the CRISTEL brand in 1983, labeled EPV (“Entreprise du patrimoine Vivant”).
  • Grandvillars – Oldest industrial site in France, housed in the historic buildings of the old forges and factories Viellard-Migeon the world headquarters of LISI and the leading company SELECTARC specializing among other things in the manufacture of electrodes
  • Joncherey – Monument in memory of Caporal Peugeot – 1st victim of the 1914-1918 war
  • Luxeuil-les-bains – A pretty town in the Vosges saônoises, endowed with a rich architectural and ornamenta heritage and renowned for its culinary specialties, its lace and mainly its thermal baths, it is one of the cities that are part of the regional natural park of the Ballons des Vosges.
  • Montbéliard – City ​​of the dukes of Würtemberg, castel.
    Labeled City of Art and History, the city is known worldwide for its Christmas market, considered one of the most beautiful in France.
    It is no less known for its agricultural and gastronomic heritage, the indisputable flagships of which are the Montbéliarde cow and the famous Montbéliard sausage, internationally renowned. The Pays de Montbéliard is also the cradle of automobiles Peugeot, from which the PSA Group originated.
  • Morvillars – Cradle of the industrial family Viellard Migeon (Hénokiens member) VMC Pêche et Rapala-VMC – world’s leading manufacturer of treble hooks and lures. EPV label (Living Heritage Company)
  • Petit-Croix – Aviator’s Adolphe Pégoud stele, author of the first head-down flight, inventor of the looping, first parachute jump from the plane he was piloting, first “ace” of the First World War
  • Saint-Dizier l’Évêque cenotaph church, anecdotal vineyard and a very beautiful 19th century washhouse in the “Val”; known among the coldest places in France with Mouthe
  • Saint-Ursanne Very picturesque medieval town (classified among the Most Beautiful Villages in Switzerland), 12th century cloister and collegiate church