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Morimont Castle

Stéphane VETTER
Ensconced in a haven of greenery, MorimontCastle was recorded for the first time in 1183 andcontrolled the upper valley of the Largue. It wasdestroyed during the Thirty Years War by Frenchtroops. Tour the ramparts, the 7 watchtowersand an exceptional vaulted basement of dimensionsthat make it unique in Alsace. There is acircular route around the castle. Group tours (FD)by appointment. Visit free of charge all yearround.
 Château du Morimont
68480  Oberlarg
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Fax : 03 89 40 33 84
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Information

OFFICE DE TOURISME DU SUNDGAU, SUD ALSACE
3A route de Lucelle
Bureau d'information touristique de Ferrette
68480 Ferrette
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See also

The 3 Castles of the Alsatian Jura circuit
Guy BUCHHEITCellar vault, Guy BUCHHEITGuy BUCHHEITMorimont Castle
Altitude (m) :
522

Description

Opening hours :
accessible all year round
Length of visit/event :
1h
Type of site to visit :
  • Castles in ruins

Sound point(s)

Defence features, the19th century restoration of the ruins
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General Giraud’s escape via Ebourbettes farm
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The cellar and Jacques Rothmuller’s romantic drawing, the postern and the two artillery towers
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The legend of the thorn bush
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The north-side dwelling and the provenance of the stones used in the construction
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