Château de Rougemont
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The castle belonged to the Counts of Ferrette and was built around the end of the 12th century. It protected an ancient Roman road from Langres that crosses the Vosges and passes by Rougemont. The castle watched over the southern entry to Alsace and symbolised the strength of the rulers of the region. With the extinction of the Ferrette line in 1324, the property passed to the Habsburgs.
Excavations began in 1977 preceding a complete restoration of the castle. The museum at Belfort preserves important military, civil and religious finds that the digs revealed. The castle is open to the public, free of charge, but access is not easy.
Plan of the castle
- Ministry of Culture databse:Château
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