Porrentruy, episcopal complex. Photo: TES.

Porrentruy and the Bishop

Porrentruy (canton of Jura) was the seat of the Bishop of Basel after the Reformation in 1529. The large episcopal complex on the hill bears witness to this history.

The coat of arms of the canton shows the red staff of the bishop (canton Basel-Landt also has a red staff, canton Baselstadt has a black staff). Red was the colour of the bishop.