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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

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Hiking and Bicycling

Chateau de Joux

Chateau de LODS along the Loue River

Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet

CHATEAU CHALON in the middle of the Jura vinyard

View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Our rustic food,

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