Pesmes used to be a strategic site on the way from Gray to Dole and has had a turbulent history because of the various occupations it underwent before it became French in 1678. Despite that fact, the village has preserved a wealth of heritage : remains of the castle, church of Saint Hilaire dating back to the 13C and 14C and gates. Along the delightful River Ognon, the 16C and 17C dwellings that used to belong to leading citizens and the wine growers’ houses are reminders of the village’s wine producing past.

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Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)9 50 17 09 00 / Town Hall : +33 (0)3 84 31 22 27

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Pesmes Castle
  • Church of Saint Hilaire
  • Hôtel Châteaurouillaud (town house)
  • Maison Royale
  • Musée des Forges (Ironworks Museum)
  • Guided visit of the village


  • By the waterside : Au fil de l'eau L’Ognon (rivière)
  • Castles and ramparts : Castles and ramparts of Pesmes
  • Unusual sights : The ancient forge