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Jura mountains, a natural breath

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    Sandwiched between the Vosges to the North and the Alps to the South, the Jura straddle three countries: Germany, Switzerland and France.
    It is a huge chain of high-plateaux with the highest point at the Crêt de la Neige, 1720 m.

    Nordic skiing is possible in Métabief, Monts Jura and Les Rousses, where there is also a (small) downhill ski slope.

    The Jura range is perfect for a holiday in medium mountains, far from the bustle and stress of city life. Whether you go hiking, horse riding, cycling or driving, you are spoilt for choice!

    Nature is preserved in the Jura, and the scenery is still intact.

    But if the summer season is ideal for walking, the long, hard winter – the climate is continental – gently highlights the curves of a landscape accessible to all, young and old, energetic or not.

    Nordic skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the sites of Longchaumois, Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux, Mouthe, Les Fourgs, Mijoux, etc. For purists, the Jura massif has the highest number of cross-country skiing trails in France...

     

    Access:

    • By road, motorways to the east : A5, A36 and A39.
    • By train: TGV from Paris and Lille stopping at Dôle, Mouchard, Vallorbe or Bellegarde.
    • By plane: Lyon, Basel/Mulhouse and Geneva airports.

Things to see

Point of interest

  • The Jura vineyard

    © CDT Jura

    The Jura vineyards express the extraordinary diversity of a wine-growing region of a thousand facets.