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

cross-country ski trails. Dreaming of the Far North?

common borders between Switzerland and France. Helvetic exotism at your fingertips.

home to remarkable animal species including the boreal lynx and the wood grouse, if you please!
Les Rousses, Métabief and the Jura Mountains, without stress and frills

the height the remarkable “president pine” reaches, elected the most beautiful tree in the forest of  Joux

Divonne-les-Bains and Salins-les-Bains

Refreshing mountains

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!

Welcoming mountains

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!