Tourism - Jura

Jura is a French department that is part of the Franche-Comté region. It is surrounded by the departments of the Doubs, Haute-Saône, Côte d’or, Saône-et-Loire and Ain, as well as the Swiss County of Vaud. Major towns are Lons-le-Saunier, Dole et Saint-Claude.

The tourism industry is an important part of the economy in Jura. The estates of Chalain and Vouglans offer various activities on their 2 large lakes, such as swimming, sailing and fishing; the lake being natural in Chalain and artificial in Vouglans. Countryside holidays is developing almost everywhere in Jura where foot paths are numerous and where outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, horse riding and caving are proposed. Winter sports are also an important tourist attraction above 800 metres with cross-country skiing in Foncine-le-Haut and in Chapelle-des-bois as well as alpine skiing in the resort of Rousses.

There are several cultural events happening in summer time in Jura such as the ‘Estivales des Orgues du Jura’ a festival reuniting vocal and instrumental performances with Organ, taking place in Haut-Jura in June. The 'Bouche à Oreille' Festival a culinary festival taking place each year the last two weeks of July and that moves places each day. And finally, the Music Festival of Haut-Jura in June.

Top tourist cities in Jura


Tourism Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier is located in the heart of the Jura department and in the region of the Franche-Comté.  Sights of Lons-le-Saunier Italian Theater  Road Of Arcades The baths parc Puits-Salé Clock Tower Square of liberty The Statue of the ...

Must : Maison de la Vache Qui Rit, Musée des Beaux-Arts


Tourism Dole

Dole, in the region of Franche-Comte, is the most populous city of the department of Jura. This city is classified City of Art and History. It has, since 1993, a protected area of 116 ha. The heritage of Dole is offered to visitors through typical streets of the old ...


Tourism Saint-Claude

Saint Claude is situated in the department of the Jura and the Franche-Comté. Saint Claude and Valley of Bienne by their privileged sites of average mountain, surrounded by multiples cascade, of prairies growing green encircled forests of firs offer a framework ...

Must : Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul et Saint-André

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