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Pesmes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône

Pesmes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Saône
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Small town of Haute-Saone, on the banks of the Ognon, Pesmes takes place about sixty kilometers from Vesoul. Small city of character classified among the most beautiful villages of France, it is close to Chevigney, Cléry and Montagney.

Formerly dependent on the Holy Roman Empire, the Duchy of Burgundy, and the Burgundy Netherlands, the commune of Pesmes joined the kingdom of France in 1678 by the Treaty of Nijmegen. Seigneurie, baronnie, then marquisate, it is today a high place of the regional tourism.

Pesmes presents an impressive architectural and historical heritage, as well as an exceptional natural setting. Its parks and landscapes, appreciated by lovers of outdoor life and unspoiled nature, have earned him the label of Green Station.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPesmes
Postcode70140
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Latitude47.2798900 (N 47° 16’ 48”)
Longitude5.5631870 (E 5° 33’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 187m to 291m
Surface area18.64 km²
Population1124 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVesoul (39 mi, 59 min)
Insee code70408
IntercommunalityCC Val de Gray
DepartmentHaute-Saône
TerritoryFranche-Comté
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Sauvigney-lès-Pesmes1.5 mi (4 min)
Mutigney2.2 mi (9 min)
Malans2.7 mi (9 min)
Dammartin-Marpain3.5 mi (9 min)
Chaumercenne3.7 mi (8 min)
Champagney3.7 mi (11 min)
La Résie-Saint-Martin3.9 mi (10 min)
La Grande-Résie4.1 mi (8 min)
Chevigney4.2 mi (10 min)
Broye-Aubigney-Montseugny4.2 mi (10 min)
Brans4.3 mi (11 min)
Montmirey-le-Château5.2 mi (11 min)
Cléry5.2 mi (12 min)
Bard-lès-Pesmes5.5 mi (12 min)
Montagney5.5 mi (12 min)

Things to see and do

Pesmes has a large number of fortified houses and other castles listed or listed historical monument, like the castle of Forges of the eighteenth century castle Rouillaud of the fifteenth century, the royal house of the fifteenth century, or even different houses and farms from the 16th to the 19th century.

The medieval walls of the thirteenth century is still visible in part, and strolling through the old center, you can also admire fountains of the nineteenth century, the town hall of the eighteenth century mills, or the old forges of the seventeenth century.

Listed as an historic monument, the church of Saint-Hilaire was built in the middle of the 12th century. Mainly Romanesque style, it had Gothic additions during its renovation in the eighteenth century. Inside, it is possible to admire a beautiful furniture like a high altar carved gilt wood, a pulpit black marble and polished red stone, or different statues of saints.

Listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage, St. Paul's Church dates from the fifteenth century. Partly restored in the early eighteenth century, it was successively a parish church, a Benedictine chapel, and a hermitage. It is now used as a dwelling.

Other chapels also take place in the town like that of Saint-Roch or the priory of Pesmes and Notre-Dame.

Joly Gardens will offer you breathtaking views from the ramparts, while the Museum of Ancient Forges will allow you to enjoy the history of this once important industry in the area.

To enjoy the beautiful days or to introduce you to the sport, take the direction of the island of Sauvageonne, or the nautical base. The town also offers tennis, as well as several trails accessible on foot or by bike.

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Photos

Pesmes, seen from the bridge over the Ognon (© J.E)
Pesmes, seen from the bridge over the Ognon (© J.E)
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Remparts of the old castle of Pesmes (© J.E)
Remparts of the old castle of Pesmes (© J.E)
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View of Pesmes and its ramparts
View of Pesmes and its ramparts
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Gate and eardrum of the church (© J.E)
Gate and eardrum of the church (© J.E)
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Bridge over the Ognon (© J.E)
Bridge over the Ognon (© J.E)
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Beautiful house (© J.E)
Beautiful house (© J.E)
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Buildings of the old castle of Pesmes (© J.E)
Buildings of the old castle of Pesmes (© J.E)
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Tower of the castle Rouillaud (© J.E)
Tower of the castle Rouillaud (© J.E)
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Bridge over the Ognon at Pesmes
Bridge over the Ognon at Pesmes
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Other castle, in the city (© J.E)
Other castle, in the city (© J.E)
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View from the ramparts
View from the ramparts
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View from Pesmes
View from Pesmes
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The Ognon
The Ognon
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Village of Pesmes, on the banks of the Ognon
Village of Pesmes, on the banks of the Ognon
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Main square of Pesmes
Main square of Pesmes
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Church of Saint-Hilaire and its beautiful belfry franc-comtois
Church of Saint-Hilaire and its beautiful belfry franc-comtois
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Remaining buildings of the old castle of Pesmes, seen from the street of the donjon (© J.E)
Remaining buildings of the old castle of Pesmes, seen from the street of the donjon (© J.E)
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Beautiful facade (© J.E)
Beautiful facade (© J.E)
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Castle Rouillaud (© J.E)
Castle Rouillaud (© J.E)
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Cartouche, dated, on a façade (© J.E)
Cartouche, dated, on a façade (© J.E)
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Cartouche, dated, on a façade (© J.E)
Cartouche, dated, on a façade (© J.E)
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Cartouche, dated, on a façade (© J.E)
Cartouche, dated, on a façade (© J.E)
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Date engraved on the facade of a house (© J.E)
Date engraved on the facade of a house (© J.E)
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Castle Rouillaud (© J.E)
Castle Rouillaud (© J.E)
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Choir of the Saint-Hilaire church (© J.E)
Choir of the Saint-Hilaire church (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Hilaire, seen from behind (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Hilaire, seen from behind (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Hilaire (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Hilaire (© J.E)
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Façade of the old comedy (© J.E)
Façade of the old comedy (© J.E)
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A facade, the rue du donjon (© J.E)
A facade, the rue du donjon (© J.E)
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Baptismal Fonts of the Church (© J.E)
Baptismal Fonts of the Church (© J.E)
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Great street of Pesmes (© J.E)
Great street of Pesmes (© J.E)
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Pretty windows (© J.E)
Pretty windows (© J.E)
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Town Hall (© J.E)
Town Hall (© J.E)
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House in turret (© J.E)
House in turret (© J.E)
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Facade, street of the donjon (© J.E)
Facade, street of the donjon (© J.E)
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Nave of the church (© J.E)
Nave of the church (© J.E)
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Pesmes, seen from the prairies (© J.E)
Pesmes, seen from the prairies (© J.E)
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Pesmes, seen from the bank of the Ognon (© J.E)
Pesmes, seen from the bank of the Ognon (© J.E)
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Pietà in the church (© J.E)
Pietà in the church (© J.E)
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Gate of Loigerot, seen from inside the city (© J.E)
Gate of Loigerot, seen from inside the city (© J.E)
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Gate of Loigerot, seen from the outside of the city (© J.E)
Gate of Loigerot, seen from the outside of the city (© J.E)
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Ramparts of Pesmes (© J.E)
Ramparts of Pesmes (© J.E)
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Altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
Altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
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Street of the donjon (© J.E)
Street of the donjon (© J.E)
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Sculptures of the pulpit of the church (© J.E)
Sculptures of the pulpit of the church (© J.E)
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Statue of the Virgin, in the church (© J.E)
Statue of the Virgin, in the church (© J.E)
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Statue in the church (© J.E)
Statue in the church (© J.E)
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Statue in the church (© J.E)
Statue in the church (© J.E)
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Statue in the church (© J.E)
Statue in the church (© J.E)
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Statue in the church (© J.E)
Statue in the church (© J.E)
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Statues in the church (© J.E)
Statues in the church (© J.E)
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Roof of the bell tower of the church (© J.E)
Roof of the bell tower of the church (© J.E)
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Another turret, seen from an alley (© J.E)
Another turret, seen from an alley (© J.E)
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Triptych, in the choir of the church (© J.E)
Triptych, in the choir of the church (© J.E)
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Panorama from the ramparts of the old castle of Pesmes (© J.E)
Panorama from the ramparts of the old castle of Pesmes (© J.E)
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 10°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. -2°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Acro-Mania adventure trail
Sports sensations17 € Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur (19.5 mi)
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors80 € to 280 € Champagne-sur-Loue (20 mi)
Guided bike ride in the Burgundy vineyard
Nature and the great outdoors35 € Dijon (25 mi)
Getaway in the heart of Burgundy's greatest vineyards
Local flavours140 € to 230 € Marsannay-la-Côte (27 mi)
2-day survival/trapper course
Nature and the great outdoors150 € Couchey (27 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Locks circuit
HikeEasy4h00Pontailler-sur-Saône (7 mi)
The Marnaysian Walk
HikeEasy3h35Marnay (9.8 mi)
The ride of Jouhe
HikeEasy55 minJouhe (10.2 mi)
Old railroad
HikeEasy2h55Marnay (10.3 mi)
Theme tour "Orchids fly"
HikeEasy2h00Gy (14.5 mi)

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