Porrentruy, a former residence of the Prince-Bishops of Basel, is known for its imposing castle and the Réfous Tower, a massive old watchtower overlooking the old town.
With its cobblestone streets and remarkable baroque-style buildings, the city can be easily discovered on foot, either during a guided visit or by taking the . A digital badge lets you open the doors to unusual places that are normally not publicly accessible; the experience is enhanced by sound and light productions.
In addition, the , one of the oldest in Switzerland, and the Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum " " are to be discovered.
Age of dinosaurs
Did you know that 150 million years ago the Jura was a tropical region where dinosaurs roamed? Today, a number of sites highlight this unique natural heritage. The JURASSICA Foundation offers activities and places to see for all ages, including the footprints on display at , a theme path, the , where children can dig for fossils, and the .
Not far away, the is also dedicated to these reptiles from the distant past and features life-size reproductions, which makes it a perfect destination for family outings.
Good to know
- The brochure "City walks" 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.