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Very nice place for a relaxing walk

There was a special exhibit from the information center called Secret Circuit where they gave you a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SGNEUCHATEL
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
Beautiful View to the City from Tower

Worth the visit when in town, very nice view to the city from tower or simply the location. Great... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
ROC_1111
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Saltillo, Mexico
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Chemin du Chateau, Porrentruy 2900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a special exhibit from the information center called Secret Circuit where they gave you a special key to get into interesting buildings. A really nice way to spend the afternoon and learn a little about the history of the town. A walk around...More

Thank SGNEUCHATEL
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Porrentruy castle is right at the top of Switzerland near to Delle in France so it's logically the best place for the Swiss parliament and foreign embassies and when you study the history of the castle you will understand! For the moment it's a very...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I went to Porrentruy Castle. At the time, there were some renovations being done on the outside but i got to climb up the old prison tower and see the views of the town. It was a lovely view. You can go inside the prison...More

Thank Snowballgracie
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Worth the visit when in town, very nice view to the city from tower or simply the location. Great place for photos.

Thank ROC_1111
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The castle is stil an imposing presence over the town of Porrentruy just as the Prince Bishops of Basel intended. Much of it is still in use as a prison and for Cantonal administration.

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Excellent view of the town, but don't miss walking to the top if the tower for an even better view of the region. The castle is best visited with a guide - book with the tourist office in the old town.

Thank AlexanderIJohnson
Reviewed October 24, 2016

the Porrentruy castle dominates the city from below, and it provides a nice view on the old city from above. it's a pleasant stroll climbing up, and definitely worth the little effort.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed January 7, 2016

You can't miss the castle when visiting Porrentruy. It can be accessed by road or via a small gate (see pictures) from the city. As I wasn't aware of this, I followed the road to access it (about 10 minutes walking)... Up there, the view...More

2  Thank Swissdiver
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Entering the grounds of the castle and the imposing tower are free from which there are good views of the town and surrounding area. You can take an elevator back down into the old town if you look closely!

1  Thank David H
Reviewed August 9, 2015

The chateau (or castle) in Porrentruy is up on a hill overlooking the town. The Refous tower has belonged to the bishops of Basel since the 13th century and is where the Prince Bishops fled in exile during the 15th century when they built the...More

1  Thank Adrianne K
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