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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
Population3278 inhabitants
Density86 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)
Morez12 km (17 min)
Lamoura16.1 km (20 min)
La Mouille17.4 km (23 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)
Lézat23 km (30 min)
Longchaumois25 km (31 min)
La Chaumusse25 km (29 min)

Things to see and do

Program throughout the summer, a large number of activities for all to share with family: hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, cycling, VAE, two 18 hole golf courses, climbing, adventure, underground adventure, canyoning, boating (rentals and progress), mini-golf, archery, swimming, Segway ...

Not to mention special events children: Rouxy garden (with: trampolines, bouncy castle, ball speed, etc.), underground adventure, adventure children from 4 years, secret mission in the footsteps of commandos to Fort Redhead, children's clubs and many other activities to discover!

In winter, the resort of Redhead change of scenery! We have: 50 km of downhill runs several massive and 220 km of Nordic ski trails spread over six sectors. Enjoy skiing but also snowshoeing, skijoring, ski, walks on foot or by dog ​​sled, decorated in stunning landscape of pine, spruce that hide many animals that reflect the nature preserve!

Nothing better after a day outdoors than to go ice skating or to visit the many museums and artisans of the station that you explain the passion with expertise and history of Upper Jura.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Rousse resort hosts major events throughout the year such as Transjurassienne and Transjeune, the Recre families, the Polar Film Festival taking place in winter, and the lake festival, the Feast of the Abonde and Stories in the Woods summer.

Transju'trail: early June. Transju'trail is running a long distance through the Jura Mountains, between Mouthe, Morecambe and Lamoura. It is offered by the organizers of the famous Transjurassienne which takes place in February each year.

In July: tales in the woods. An invitation to travel to share with family! Come lend an ear listening to the tales of storytellers and storytellers on unusual sites housing the treasures of the local flora and fauna. An appointment for a magical homecoming so cultural, entertaining and funny ...

August 15: Feast of Abounds. "Celebrating Lamoura" throughout the day, street performances, parades, concerts, exhibitions of artists and artisans ... The party of Abounds is known as the "most crazy celebration of Haut-Jura ".

In September: the Forest. Races and mountain bike tours of over 4000 participants between the station and Arbent Redhead, on courses of varying difficulty. Information: Tel: +33 4 74 77 20 98.

Christmas holidays: Christmas Extravaganza in the land of trees. At Christmas, the Rousse resort dresses lights and plunges you into the mood joyous and colorful celebrations and New Year. At a bend of the many trails, enjoy the last days of the year to see, touch, live, breathe, taste, smell, hear this ... so captivating atmosphere of Christmas in the mountains. Each evening, one of the four villages of the resort invites you to share a festive moment the theme fairytale Christmas. Stories, songs, tasting delicacies and drinks, meet Rouxy the mascot of the station, Santa Claus, sled dogs ... a tantalizing menu to celebrate the arrival of Santa and top off the year!


Les Rousses
Les Rousses
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Snowshoeing - Station des Rousses
Snowshoeing - Station des Rousses
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Lac des Rousses, seen from the south shore (© JE)
Lac des Rousses, seen from the south shore (© JE)
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Landscape - Station des Rousses
Landscape - Station des Rousses
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Thursday 5 march
Min. -1°C - Max. 3°C
Friday 6 march
Min. -2°C - Max. 6°C
Saturday 7 march
Min. -3°C - Max. 9°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Whitewater rafting on the Dranse
Sports sensations38 € to 65 € Thonon-les-Bains (35 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (37 km)
Hot-air balloon flight in Jura
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 200 € Le Vernois (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (8.1 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (26 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (36 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (36 km)
Tréchauffé climb
Cycling itineraryAthletic1h15La Forclaz (47 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals