Maison de la Negritude

Maison de la Negritude

The House of Negritude and Human Rights is an original and historical museum which forms a significant part of Champagney’s rich history.

The museum is a tribute to the “Champagnerots” who asked the French king Louis XVI to abolish slavery of Black people with strong and brave words that were written in their Register of Grievances dated March 19th, 1789.

The House is all about remembrance and was created around this article 29 of the Champagney Register of Grievances. There, you will find explanations about the context of the writing of this visionary, enlightened and courageous document, the story of slavery and contemporary forms of slavery.

You will discover, amongst other things, a reproduction of a slave ship as well as many African and Haitian artefacts illustrating the negritude (or values of the black people society) dear to Léopold Senghor.

Abolition trail:

The House of Negritude and Human Rights is part of the “Abolition trail” which was set up in 2004 and which includes 4 other sites in the East of France:

  • Grégoire’s House in Emberménil (54)
  • Schoelcher in Fessenheim (68)
  • Toussaint Louverture’s in Joux fort
  • Anne-Marie Javouhey’s house in Chamblanc (21)

Mining Museum

Musée de la mine

For 200 years, the working of coal has shaped the landscape and the history of the Ronchamp basin, but also the installations and tools, the working conditions, and social life... This museum retraces in greatest details this bygone age, in tribute to all the "night workers".

Nearby, the "Mines and forests" path (one hour and a half long) will introduce you to the origin of the coal, the techniques of coal mining at the beginning of the XIXe century, as well as its use.

Departure in front of the Tourist information Office (marking: fern).

Gantner Museum

Musée Gantner

The Gantner Museum, build on a peninsula surrounded by a park of about 20 hectares, shows paintings of Bernard Gantner as well as his own collection of works of art: Asian Arts, Egyptian antiques, bibliophily ...

It is a private property which, since 1993, is now open to the public.

Outside, an arboretum gathers more than 500 different species. Through a short path, the walker can watch the wonderful landscape full of animals. Ponds, streams, Japanese gardens, bridges, footbridges, moss forest...

Gantner Museum website

Jardot Museum

Musée Jardot

The Modern Art Museum of Belfort is located in the old family property of the poet Léon Deubel, classified Historic Monument, and donated by Maurice Jardot to the city of Belfort in 1997.

The collection of 150 artworks is composed of paintings, drawings and sculptures of Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, André Masson or Pablo Picasso. It testifies to the great artistic turmoil that happened during the first half of the 20th century, including cubism and surrealism.

Site des musées de Franche-Comté

Peugeot Museum

Musée Peugeot

The Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot (Museum of the Peugeot Adventure) is a historical museum devoted to the Peugeot automobile business. The museum was founded by members of the Peugeot family, opening in 1988 across the road from the company’s huge industrial site at Sochaux.

130 vehicles are on display, showing an unbroken view of the evolution of the lion brand since the first Peugeot automobile (Peugeot type 3 in 1891) until the current ones. 201, 203, 403, 404 turbo 16, 406 of the film saga "TAXI", the 908 (winner of the “24 heures du man” in 2009)...

Peugeot products with longer pedigrees including bicycles are also represented along with the company’s long history as a manufacturer of domestic articles and tools.

Visitors can tour the museum using audio guides, and a cautious roll-out of a “virtual visit” employing the flash code proprietary technology, operable with a mobile telephone with the appropriate software installed.

Peugeot Museum website