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.
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.