Things to see and do - Pontarlier
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Nature and gardens
The Great Bull is the summit, 1,323 metres high, of Mount Larmont. The view stretches across the Pontarlier and the plateaux of the Jura.
Rue de la République
The only remains of the Convent of the Annonciades (1612), the chapel has been turned into an exhibition hall. It retains its magnificent 18C portal.
Architecture, castles and historic districts
Route de St-Pierre
The Knight of Arçon drew up the plans for this gate. The upper part with its belltower was added in the 19C. The gate celebrates the rebuilding of the town in 1771 after the fire of the 31st August.
This church (17C) was damaged in the 1736 fire. This explains the postiche façade, which was an attempt to fit in with the new square. The bell tower-porch is an imitation of those of mountain churches, which had to be protected against the snow. Ins..
Museums and art
2 pl. d'Arçon
The Municipal Museum is housed in a 16C bourgeois mansion decorated with modern stained-glass windows. It contains archaeological collections, an explanation of the story of the Green Fairy, and earthenware and paintings from the region, including Au..