Nozeroy, la Cité des Chalons
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Nozeroy, la Cité des Chalons


The small medieval town of Nozeroy has a wealth of culture and history that makes it a must-see. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, it is an ancient fortified town. The ruins of the 13th-16th century castle, the 13th-15th century church, the Tour de l'Horloge (clock tower) and the Porte de Nods (Nods gate) are the main sights.

Also known as the "City of Chalons", it can be visited in a variety of ways. A discovery trail with six illustrated panels covers topics as diverse as history, religion, agriculture, water in the Pays de Nozeroy and the quarrying of Molpré yellow stone.

Throughout the year, you'll be able to use your smartphone alone to wander around freely and discover the wealth of local heritage thanks to the twelve QR codes to be scanned, scattered around the town.

For budding investigators, two booklets (for 8-10 year-olds and 11-13 year-olds) are on sale at the Maison du Tourisme office in Nozeroy, providing a fun way to learn about the history of Nozeroy through games and riddles.

And if you want something more complete, a dramatised tour presented by the "Va-t'en-Rêves" comedy troupe and a guided historical tour by the "Vieux Amis du Pays de Nozeroy" association are organised every week during the summer.

The Calvaries of the Pays: around forty calvaries located in the various communes of the region are scattered along an itinerary. Each calvary has its own history, and some are well worth a visit, such as the one at Molpré. Detailed information is available at the church in Nozeroy.

Nozeroy, la Cité des Chalons

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