View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet
Gardens and Promenades
In hot summers, when much of France turns dry in the heat, Franche-Comté almost always remains green and inviting. Along the Swiss border, in the Haut Doubs and Haut Jura, meadows remain green and full of flowers. Hidden valleys set amongst steep, folded limestone cliffs and countless rivers and waterfalls lined with rich forest give our Jura region its distinct form and colour. Our exceptional landscapes also hold glaciated lakes, important wildlife species such as the Lynx, Chamois and Cerf, and caves inhabited by pre-historic man.
The Jura is ideal for anyone who appreciates the outdoors. From gardeners to passionate geologists, from photographers and artists to writers, and from equestrians to hikers, cyclists and sailors, our region offers something for everyone.
le Bon Pays - the Good Country
Chateau de Cormatin
les Cascades du Herisson
la Source de la Loue
Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin
Hiking and Bicycling
Chateau de Joux
Chateau de LODS along the Loue River
Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet