"All we knew of Delémont was its welcoming, lively, colourful and bustling station quarter. The guide led us over the old humpback bridge and uphill to discover an unexpected world: the old town. It was a pleasant walk through the medieval town, across the squares, along the wide streets and alleyways, past the austere façades and babbling fountains, the tempting boutiques and welcoming bistros. The castle, church, town hall and museum all had a story to tell us. We felt a sense of freedom, a culture of friendship, a desire to stay and join the celebrations."
Present-day Delémont is built around a small settlement which dates back to the Middle Ages. This Old Town has been carefully restored. Starting in the middle of the nineteenth century, this area began to expand, giving rise to the commercial centre around the train station, to residential areas, industrial zones as well as facilities for both leisure time activities and sports. Delémont is the seat of the parliament and of the government of the canton. The city also proudly boasts of the Jura Museum of Art and History.
Good to know
- The brochure "Delémont on foot" is a 1-hour itinerary for visiting the town on foot. Available at the tourist offices.
- Also take a look at the section on visiting the town for guided tours.
DownloadDelémont on foot | PDF, 5.28 MB
Plan of Delémont | PDF, 810 kB
Place de la Gare 11
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