The Jura mountains, mountains that are like us
Like a natural comma between France and Switzerland, the Jura mountains offer visitors who love nature and discoveries a preserved sanctuary – far away from mass tourism.
100% nature mountains
Nature is at home in the Jura mountains and you can see it! Sparkling vastness in winter, intense green fields in summer, an abundance of colours in autumn, renewal in bloom in spring…whatever the season, reconnect with nature and the unspoilt wide open spaces of the Jura Mountains.
Key figures / landmarks
it is the highest point of the Jura mountains, at the crest of the snow
common borders between Switzerland and France. Helvetic exotism at your fingertips.
the height the remarkable “president pine” reaches, elected the most beautiful tree in the forest of Joux
Divonne-les-Bains and Salins-les-Bains
Water is in perpetual motion in the Jura Mountains. It springs from anywhere to present a life-size show: refreshing waterfalls like that of the Hedgehog, peaceful lakes of Chalain, Saint-Point or Vouglans, meandering rivers… these are all ways to naturally go back to the source..
Playful mountains in summer and winter
In these natural and incredibly unspoilt settings, give free reign to your wishes: trekking, cycling, swimming, outdoor adventures are awaiting you in summer.
In winter the snow covers the rounded flanks and the plateaus and allows you to get another idea of the mountain, a gentle, accessible mountain, a paradise for nordic activities like cross-country ski, snowshoe or even dog sleighs. Far North atmosphere guaranteed!
Holidays in the Jura mountains mean the discovery of landscapes but also meeting an authentic population. Sincerity is not an empty word for the mountain folk and the land is part of their identity! The climate and the landscapes have conditioned their life but their activities too: wooden toys, turning, foundry, eyewear show the energy of traditional expertise that is still very much alive!