Rendez-vous at the Fortified Cemetery in Châtenois
Previously a fortified perimeter surrounding the church and village, it was the seat of political power, and served as a shelter for its inhabitants during periods of conflict.
Of the 115 fortified cemeteries which existed in, only 5 remain. The one in Châtenois is the biggest, and best preserved.
Built in the 13th century, the fortified area belonged to the bishop of Strasbourg. The Cathedral officially oversaw the area from the 14th century to the French Revolution.
The area was ringed by a double wall of rectangular blocks, with trenches and several towers, however only the famous and inaccurately named “Tour des Sorcières” (Witch's Tower) remains. The second surrounding wall dates from the end of 14th century, or beginning of 15th century.
Remparts et Cimetière Fortifié
Rue de l'Eglise
Tél. 03 88 82 75 00