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Chateau de Joux, La Cluse-et-Mijoux

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Experience the evolution of military architecture from the Middle Ages at Chateau de Joux. It was a stone castle, transformed later into a fort, then a state prison, and now, it is a Monument Historique. The fortress currently houses an arms museum that exhibits more than 600 rare weapons dating to the early 18th to 20th centuries, including a rare 1717 rifle. The Route Abolitions memorial allows you to retrace the routes used by black slaves to escape. The castle also has one of the deepest wells in all of Europe reaching a depth of 120 m (390 ft). Famous architect, Vauban, modernized the fort in 1690, and recent renovations keep with medieval design patterns so you can imagine what it may have looked like around 1000 CE. Put Chateau de Joux and other La Cluse-et-Mijoux attractions into our La Cluse-et-Mijoux vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Tour is really interescente. Our guide was really great and so made the nice visit. The view at the top of the castle is magnificent. Only downside restricted access has only a few parts
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  • the place is a must and a good condition but the guide, this Mirabeau what man, what comteur...
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  • Very dry and quantities in the assiettesj... minimum perch fillets disappointing... I had hesitated with the c j mc'd the...
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  • Excellent castle. Interesting to hear French history
  • From the time that it went by car to the foot of the Castle without stopping! A good time guaranteed. Maintained outside (even the outdoor toilets, in addition in sufficient numbers). Departure walks out of the parking lot.
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  • very interesting tour, we discover the history of this castle and its occupants at the time, one discovers the cell of Toussaint Louverture historical figure of the revolt of the slaves and we discover the escapades of Mirabeau. Nice collection of weapons.
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  • visit only three course outside, and three cells! a guide reciting his lesson by heart, without too much motivation, part of closed arms, visit underground closed due to landslide, but all this is said after the purchase of tickets, the home could say before but good... price well educated to see that! not even a visit around the Castle, as signs and ribbons danger! I will not do any positive publicity for this site, it's a shame! You should take a leaf out of other places much more attractive and inviting, to wise. A disgruntled visitor.
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  • Guided tour really very interesting. It takes about 1 h 30 and 6-€7. The guided tour is mandatory for security reasons but it is really worth.
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