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Les Rousses

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

Les Rousses - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

The Rousse resort consists of 4 villages, Les Rousses, Lamoura, Prémanon Upstream and Wood. At an altitude ideal for enjoying nature and the beauty of lakes and border of Switzerland, this station is primarily a recreation area unrivaled for the quality of its landscapes and the wealth of activities on offer.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLes Rousses
Tourism label
Latitude46.4843400 (N 46° 29’ 4”)
Longitude6.0618060 (E 6° 3’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 720m to 1300m
Surface area38.00 km²
Population3263 inhabitants
Density85 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (65 km, 1h07)
Insee code39470
IntercommunalityCC de la Station des Rousses-Haut Jura

Nearest cities & towns

Prémanon8.2 km (13 min)
Bois-d'Amont9.2 km (12 min)
Morbier11.9 km (14 min)
Hauts-de-Bienne12 km (17 min)
Lamoura16.1 km (20 min)
Lajoux18.1 km (25 min)
Bellefontaine18.7 km (24 min)
Mijoux21 km (24 min)
Septmoncel22 km (26 min)
Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux22 km (27 min)
Longchaumois25 km (31 min)
La Chaumusse25 km (29 min)
Chapelle-des-Bois26 km (32 min)
Saint-Pierre26 km (31 min)

Things to see and do

In the summer program, many activities for all to share with family: hiking, horse riding, scooters, mountain biking, cycling, VAE, two 18 hole golf courses, climbing, canyoning, swimming in the two lakes of the resort, boating (rentals), mini-golf, archery, biathlon, photo guided outings (summer and winter)... Not to mention special children activities: garden Rouxy (with: trampolines, bouncy castle, speed ball, etc.), underground adventure secret mission in the footsteps of commandos at Fort des Rousses, children's clubs and many other activities to discover!

In winter, the resort of Les Rousses change of scenery! You expect: 50 km of downhill runs on several massive and 200 km of Nordic ski trails spread over 6 sectors. Enjoy skiing but also snowshoeing, skijoring ski, walks on foot or by sled dogs in the beautiful landscapes with pines, spruces that hides many animals that reflect the nature preserve!

In the fall, the forests become a hot festival of colors, contrasting with the colors of the Jura lakes; it is also the season of Désalpe: herdsmen in the region celebrate this event and offer a procession of decorated herds residents and visitors.

In all seasons, after a wilderness activity, visit museums and artisans of the station that will explain with passion the expertise and history of Upper Jura.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Rousses resort hosts major events throughout the year:


Lac des Rousses
Lac des Rousses
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Landscape - Station des Rousses
Landscape - Station des Rousses
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Snowshoeing - Station des Rousses
Snowshoeing - Station des Rousses
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Landscape - Station des Rousses
Landscape - Station des Rousses
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Les Rousses Village
Les Rousses Village
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Lac des Rousses, seen from the south bank (© J.E)
Lac des Rousses, seen from the south bank (© J.E)
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Friday 28 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 29 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
Sunday 30 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Photo outputs together in Bois-d'Amont, summer and winter.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (18.4 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 65 € Saint-Claude (18.6 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (18.8 km)
Fly fishing in the Jura rivers
Nature and the great outdoors110 € Champagnole (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (8.1 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (26 km)
Le Signal des Voirons
HikeAthletic6h40Machilly (33 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (36 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (36 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals