View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet
Architecture, Museums and Historic Monuments
In the heart of the Jura wine-growing region and with long views over surrounding vinyards below, the picturesque village at Chateau-Chalon is classified one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. The village holds remnants of a XIII century castle, the ancient fortified town gateway, a XI century romanesque church with unusual oak statue of Christ, and an interesting and historic style of local architecture.
Chateau-Chalon is a French wine from the Jura in the "gourmet" Franche-Comte region. The finest "yellow" wines of the Jura are produced under the name Chateau-Chalon AOC.
The prestigious Chateau-Chalon vineyards have been famous for their high quality and stringent methods since the Gallic era. In year 280, Roman emperor Probus commanded by edict that many vineyards be planted on the hills of 'Sequania', given the success of wine from this vineyard.
Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet