Please read carefull the terms and conditions of use of this website before consulting its content. In connecting to this site you  agree without reserve to the current terms of use.  According to article n°6 of the Law n°2004-575 of the 21st June 2004 regarding confidence in the digital economy, responsibility for the present website lies with the following entities:

Site published by: Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier
Hosting: Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier
Publishing director: Patrick GENRE, Président de la Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier, Laurène Mansuy, directrice du château de Joux, directrices des Musées du château de Joux et du Musée de Pontarlier

Service Château de Joux
Communauté de Communes du Grand Pontarlier
22 rue Pierre Déchanet
25301 PONTARLIER cedex

Contracting authority: Communauté de communes Grand Pontarlier – Château de Joux
Project Manager (Project management, concept-editorial content, coordination): Buxys, Bertrand Devevey
Historical research and associated content: Laurène Mansuy, Mégane Haelvoet, Belinda Tournier, Arnaud Rodrigues et Jean-Bernard Passemard
Graphic design and site development: Quentin Maulet
English version: Terroir Marketing, Philippa Benson

Terms of use

This website ( is available in different source codes (HTML, HTML5, Javascript, CSS, etc…) for better viewing and graphic display, we recommend using a recent browser such as Internet explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc…


The website may request your consent for the use of cookies for statistics and display purposes. A cookie is a piece of code saved to your hard drive by the server you are visiting. It contains data that is stored on your computer in a simple text file accessed by the server to read and record information. Some parts of this site may not be fully functional if you do not accept cookies.


The Château de Joux website contains links to other websites or resources available on the internet. The Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier does not have any control over third party websites connected to its own websites. The Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier cannot be held responsible for the availability of such third party sites and resources, and cannot guarantee such availability. It cannot be held responsible for any damages, of whatever nature, resulting from the content of such third party sites and resources, and in particular the information, products or services they may propose, or for any use thereof. Responsibility for all risks linked to such use are incumbent on the internet user, who must consult such third party sites according to their terms of use.

Users, subscribers and website visitors are not authorised to place a hyperlink to this website without the prior and express permission of the Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier.

Should a user or visitors wish to place a hyperlink to the website of the Château de Joux, permission must be requested by email to the publishers of the site for the placement of a hyperlink. The Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier reserves the right to accept or refuse a hyperlink without any form of justification being necessary.

Services provided

All the activities offered at the Chateau de Joux and practical information are provided on our website

The Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier makes every effort to provide information as up to date and accurate as possible. Content provided on the website is not necessarily complete and photos are non-contractual. Content may have been modified since being made available online. Furthermore, all content on the website is provided on the understanding that it is as accurate and up to date as possible, and may be modified or updated at any time without prior notification.

Contractual limits of the content

Content provided on this website is as accurate as possible and the site will be updated several times a year, but may contain inaccuracies or omissions. If you notice something missing, an error or what appears to be a malfunction, please inform us of this by email at, describing the problem in as clear a way as possible (problem page, type of computer and browser, …).

All content downloaded is at the sole risk and responsibility of the user. Therefore the publishers of the website cannot be held responsible for any damage cause to a user’s computer or for any loss of data following a download from this website. Furthermore, the user commits to accessing the site from a recent, virus-free device and using an up-to-date current browser.

Hyperlinks present on this website that point to other resources on the internet are provided for convenience only and the Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier can in no way be held responsible for these.

Intellectual property

All the content of the present website, including but not limited to, graphics, images, texts, videos, animations, sounds, logos, gifs and icons and the presentation thereof are the exclusive property of the Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier, with the exception of brands, logos or content that belongs to partner or author organisations.

Any reproduction, representation, in whole or in part, use, adaptation, provision, publication or modification, even partial,  is strictly forbidden without the express authorisation in writing from the Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier – Château de Joux. Such representation or reproduction, by any process, any person, and any means whatsoever constitutes a violation of the French Intellectual Property Code. Any infringement will be considered a counterfeit and may imply the civil and legal responsibility of those involved. Furthermore, the owners of any copied content may take out court action against perpetrators of such counterfeit use.

Personal data protection

As per law 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 (modified by law 2004-801 of 6th Augst 2004 relating to the protection of personal data) regarding computers, data protection and freedom, this site has been declared to the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (


The present conditions of the site are governed by French law and any disputes or litigation that may arise from the interpretation or implementation of these will be dealt with under the sole authority of the courts to which the Communauté de Commune du Grand Pontarlier is answerable. The reference language for settling any potential conflicts is French.


In general, you are not required to provide any personal data when you visit our website at

However, there are certain exceptions to this principle. Some services offered by our website, may require you to communicate certain data such as: your name, your position, the name of your company, your email address and your telephone number. That is the case when you submit a “contact” form.

In all cases, you may refuse to provide your personal details. Should this be the case, you will no longer be able to use the services provided by the website, in particular requesting information about the chateau or receiving the newsletter.

Some personal data may be collected automatically simply by visiting our website, in particular: information concerning use of the website, such as areas of the site you visit and the services you access, your IP address, the type of browser and how long you are connected.

Such information is used exclusively for internal statistical reasons, in order to improve the quality of the services we provide. The databases are protected by the law of 1st July 1998 which transposes directive 96/9 of 11th March 1996 regarding the legal protection of databases.

Photo credits

  • Alexis Baud
  • Philippe Ohrel
  • Mégane Haelvoët
  • Daniel Trouttet
  • Laurent Lepeule
  • Muriel Boabe
  • Jean Michel Dhainaut
  • Delphine Viry
  • Nabil Aissaoui-Martinage

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