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Day 1 - A day in Montbéliard

Why not spend a day in Montbéliard in the footsteps of Heinrich Schikhardt wandering in the streets of our historical town centre (3km-urban trail) or have a try at the GPS Code or GPS safari: solving riddles is just fascinating!

Then walk in the footsteps of Georges Cuvier, the father of palaeontology who was born in Montbéliard in 1769, as you walk in the Près la Rose. Just nearby and conceived as an extension of the park, you will find l’Ile en Mouvement, a new scientific and play park centered around the perception of motion, set within nearly 50 acres of land, along the Rhine Rhone canal and the Eurovélo6 cycle path Nantes-Budapest.

Carry on to the Pavillon des Sciences where you will discover beautiful exhibitions and enjoy the additional information given by the enthusiast and competent staff.

While the parents have a drink outside, children can run and play in the park or climb the stegosaurus shape slide.

Treat yourself with a picnic break in the park by the Allan river or enjoy the sunbathed terrace of the Près la Rose restaurant! Montbéliard boasts 4 flowers in a national flower competition and this is a delight for the eyes…

Don’t miss the Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg castle and its historical tour, Cuvier gallery and scientific department, beaux-arts collections and temporary exhibitions. The same ticket is valid for the Beurnier Rossel museum, where you will enjoy the soft sound of music boxes made by L'Epée.

Day 2 - In the footsteps of the Lion trade mark

The lion is the emblem of the Pays de Montbéliard. We invite you to discover this symbol throughout the Peugeot saga.

Treat yourself with a day in Montbéliard or Sochaux in the steps of the Lion, either on foot, by bus or by bike.

First, have a look at the Peugeot building dating back to 1909 and situated opposite the train station: it was a former PEUGEOT cycles shop. Then carry on to the Auguste Bonal stadium, “mecca of football” enjoying a seating capacity of 20.000 people (access is only during football matches or on a guided tour).

At the Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot (Peugeot Adventure Museum) in Sochaux, you will discover 200 years of industrial history, from saw blades to futuristic vehicles, including cycles and domestic science.

To end the evening, let’s go and relax at the Citedo, the aquatic center of the Pays de Montbéliard, situated just a few steps away from the museum.

Closeby, la FROMAGERIE, the cheese and dairy shop of Montbéliard, will plunge you into the history of the Montbéliarde breed and your taste buds won’t resist the new cheese creations.

Practical info

Office de tourisme du Pays de Montbéliard



Duration : Weekend
Means of transport : I have a vehicle
Route distance : 10km
Route stages :
  • 1 Heinrich Schikhardt urban trail
  • 2 Le Pavillon des Sciences
  • 3 Près la Rose Park
  • 4 Castle of the Dukes of Wurttemberg
  • 5 Museum of Art and History Beurnier Rossel
  • 6 Bonal Stadium
  • 7 Peugeot Adventure Museum
  • 8 La Citedo, aquatics centre