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Montbeliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Franche-Comte region in eastern France, about 6 miles from the border with Switzerland. It is one of the two subprefectures of the department. Montbeliard was first mentioned in 985 as a county under ther Holy Roman Empire. The area and Monbeliard included, were passed from the French to the Germans and viceversa, until it came under total French rule in 1796. Nowadays, Montbeliard is an ideal holiday destination, with a lot of historical and cultural landmarks that must not be missed.

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Chateau de Montbeliard is the main landmark of the city. The fortress is located on an outcropping rock that surveys the town of Montbeliard. The castle has two parts. The Chatel-Derriere had two imposing towers dating from time immemorial, containing the reception and the private apartments of counts and dukes. The Chatel Devant contains the single entry of the fortress, together with its drawbridge and portcullis. The castle is a wonderful place that must not be missed, especially if you are in Montbeliard.

The Museum of Art and History Beurnier Rossel in Montbeliard stands as witness tot eh lifestyle of the urban bourgeoisie of the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, it houses the museum of art and history. The restored 18th century reception rooms on the first floor contain furniture, paintings, chandeliers and drapes which recreate the ambiance of a private residence.

Saint Martin Protestant Church in Montbeliard was built between 1601 and 1607 and is the work of Heinrich Schickhardt, the architect of Frederic 1st Prince of Montbeliard, in its purest form. It is also the oldest church in France dedicated tot he Reformation form of worship. It is a very interesting place, where tourists can learn more about the religious history and culture of Reformation in France.