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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Métabief
Insee code25380
AltitudeFrom 923 to 1419 meters
Surface5.76 km²
Population1100 inhabitants
Density190 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSaint-Antoine at 1.4 km (4 min)
Chief townBesançon (at 77 km, 73 min)Les Hôpitaux-Neufs at 2.6 km (6 min)
DepartmentDoubsTouillon-et-Loutelet at 3.2 km (7 min)
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7 km from the Swiss border and 2 km from the RN 57 Pontarlier-Lausanne, Métabief village is situated at the foot of Morond, renowned for its exceptional scenery. In a small area (574 ha), the territory of the town sprawls from 930 m altitude Creek Reach the red until 1420 m summit Morond.

Métabief, from Old French "mete" or "meth" meaning terminal and reach (stream) takes its name from its strategic position Creek Reach The Red served in the 13th century boundary between baroichage Pontarlier and lordship of jougne which he depended. After farming activities needed to feed its people, Métabief operating iron mines from the 15th century and several forms of craft were developed for making agricultural tools necessary to work the land and forest use. The decline of the iron industry in Métabief as Franche-Comte, began in the mid 19th century due to the importation of iron from Belgium and Scotland and the need for replacement of charcoal by coal. The population is then devoted mainly to agriculture (cereals and milk) and then mainly for milk production, before embarking on a new economic turnaround in 1953 that 25 years later, made the town a station national sports winter.

Today, the resort offers 40 km of winter ski slopes and snow park.


Summer activities:

  • 270 km of marked hiking trails to get drunk clean air! Not to mention the GR ( hiking trail ) for hikers ( permit available at the offices of the Tourist Office ).
  • Many theme- familiarize yourself with the history, flora, fauna Upper Doubs or follow in the footsteps of the shepherds in the heart of a generous nature.
  • Chairlift Morond : access to the summit of Mont d' Or.
  • Supervision : want big spaces ? Professionals will be happy to accompany you outside the traditional path and you will discover another side of the mountain.
  • GPS Safari : The Next Generation hike : The treasure hunt of the 21st century with your own GPS or GPS rental, find the caches ! Roadmap puzzles available in the offices of the Tourist Office.
  • JBW : Great Crossing Jura - The Jura Mountains are crossed now walk or bike through the route of the LWG which also comes under other alternatives.
  • Métabief... ATV culture summer Métabief turns into a playground for lovers of two wheels! Pistes, freeride, enduro, four cross, play areas for handling a family, VTT Technical or feelings...
  • Descent: 6 tracks of downhill mountain bike redesigned in 2014 ( 2 black, 2 red, 2 blue ) representing 19 km of tracks with a Bike Park reached the top of Morond and a green journal in 2015.
  • Enduro : 5 different routes, nearby Métabief Adventure and Pump track planned in 2015 on the slopes.
  • 4 cross country mountain bike trails are connected to the station Métabief to offer rides for all.
  • Hiking: 6 trails from Métabief compounds climbs, descents and flat parts: The village, green trail 6 km - Meta ride, blue track 6 km - Mont Ramey, green slope 10 km - The Seignots, blue slope of 11.20 mi - Paradise, blue run 13.50 km - the Alps, red trail 22 km - 160 km of mountain bike trails from Métabief, Malbuisson, the Fourgs ( map available at offices the Tourist Office).
  • Summer tobogganing : 2 tracks 600 m for parts of slipping through woods and pastures !
  • The biathlon is not reserved for champions ! Check out this activity by foot, ski wheels, rollerblade or bike... All means are good to put your concentration and sense of precision to the test.
  • Forest Park Freestyle : Over 100 tackles through woods and pastures, and 2 toboggan runs in buoys... From 4 years course " marmoset " unique. From 1m35 : 5 different tracks of increasing difficulty. Experience this sensational adventure also at night !
  • Paragliding school.
  • Parks inflatables.
  • Bowling ( 6 tracks with automatic drains for smaller, game room, terrace and children 's playground outside).
  • Cinema.
  • Disco and Karaoke.
  • Horseback riding ( riding lessons, horse with an instructor from beginners to experienced rider, rides for experienced riders only, possible internships beginner or advanced ).

Winter activities:

  • Alpine :
  • Trails : 37 km of tracks continuously.
  • 35 tracks : black 3/ 11 red / blue 11 / 10 green.
  • 5 play areas : 1 SnowPark followed by a BioPark ( atop Morond ) - a EasyPark and airbag on the slopes open access and Kidpark (only for 3-8 years under the supervision of an adult, down station ).
  • Lifts : 19 ( 7 chair / 12 lifts).
  • Snowmaking: guaranteed snow on the fourth field by a modern facility which dates from 2013.
  • Toboggan : the slopes (near the children's ski school garden).
  • Hall picnic : Paul Charlin room to Métabief ( the slopes ).
  • Cross-country skiing : 65 km of tracks. Access: Métabief village and above the villages of Mont d'Or and Longevilles Rochejean.
  • Snowshoeing: trails.
  • Nightlife snowshoe walks.
  • Ski School - Nursery - Childcare.


  • Wine tasting of Jura.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Métabief
Leisure centresSki Resort Métabief


  • Summer:
  • Shooting the cows.
  • Great Summer Market.
  • Festival de la Paille.
  • Enduro series (ATV).
  • Winter:
  • Runs with torches.
  • Night of Stars and Elves.
  • Theatrical.
  • Rummage Sale.
  • The climb of Morond (ski touring).
  • The hike Cottages.
  • Guided walks at night.


  • Museums:
  • Museum of Iron and Railway Vallorbe (Switzerland).
  • Area Watchmaker of the Vallée de Joux Le Sentier (Switzerland).
  • Wildlife Museum in Jougne: A collection of stuffed animals.
  • Local Crafts:
  • Shop comtoises clocks and automata (old clocks, manufacturing, catering) in-Touillon Loutelet.
  • Wood carving with a chainsaw to the Old Hospital.
  • Wooden products (design and manufacturing of wood products, customization, decoration hand, demonstration of a paint job on wood) Jougne.
  • Basketry Workshop (making wicker) to Plénise.
  • Craft Gourmet:
  • Meat Packers (possibility to visit tuyé) in The Cluse-and-Mijoux and Gilley.
  • Chocolate (demonstrations of design for casting, ganache, pralines, chocolate tasting, chocolate and pastry courses) in Pontarlier.
  • Juraparc Vallorbe (Switzerland): Park bears, wolves and bison herd coexistence of America in semi-freedom.
  • Prehistoric Park: Dino-Zoo Charbonnières to-the-Trees: prehistoric animals and men.
  • Sights:

Fort de Pré-Giroud 1939-1945 Vallorbe (Switzerland).

  • Caves of Vallorbe.
  • Cave Osselle: one of the oldest tourist caves known for its beautiful natural scenery, the variety of its crystals, its geological, historical treasures and prehistoric.
  • Poudrey Chasm: the largest underground room furnished in France! A wonderful world to discover real underground geological phenomena during a guided tour and tour. Effects of light, sound, images and water.
  • Activities:
  • Rock climbing, caving, archery, canoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking, adventure park in the trees, canyoning ...
  • Devalkart and quad.
  • Tourist train to New Hospital.
  • Family Fishing: Fish in Jougne: 4 pools open for trout fishing for the whole family.
  • Bowling, Karting in Pontarlier.
  • Ice Rink Vallorbe (Switzerland).
  • Spa of Yverdon (Switzerland): 3 thermal pools, Jacuzzis, whirlpool, massage jets, saunas, steam baths and Japanese.


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French cuisine restaurantRestaurant du Fromage  
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Located 4.5 km from Métabief23 € per person 
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Located 4.5 km from Métabief20 € per person 

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Farm with 4 bedroomsLes 4 Monts    
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House for 19 personsL'Orchidée Bleue  
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Pretty house on private land. Very nice panoramic view of Lake St Point. The Chalet is located in the Haut-Doubs, at 880 m above sea level on Lake Saint-Point - 3rd natural lake in...
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Hôtel Beau Site - Hotel in MétabiefHôtel Beau Site     
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