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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

Morez - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

Small town of Upper Jura, Morez is located in the gorge of the Bienne, 700 m above sea level and surrounded by its famous viaduct which crosses the railway line of the Swallows, close to ski resorts. French capital of eyewear, the city has a rich industrial past that can be discovered through an urban course.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.5214209 (N 46° 31’ 17”)
Longitude6.0199270 (E 6° 1’ 12”)
AltitudeFrom 650m to 1302m
Surface area9.67 km²
Population5204 inhabitants
Density538 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (57 km, 59 min)
Insee code39368
IntercommunalityCC du Haut-Jura

Nearest cities & towns

Morbier4 km (9 min)
La Mouille5.7 km (7 min)
Bellefontaine8.3 km (13 min)
Prémanon11 km (19 min)
Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux11.5 km (14 min)
Lézat11.9 km (19 min)
Les Rousses12 km (17 min)
Longchaumois12.8 km (15 min)
La Chaumusse14.4 km (17 min)
Chapelle-des-Bois15 km (22 min)
Saint-Pierre15.1 km (20 min)
Château-des-Prés15.4 km (18 min)
Lac-des-Rouges-Truites15.4 km (17 min)
Villard-sur-Bienne16.5 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Attractions: Museum of the bezel, home of the Email and cutlery.

Leisure activities: via ferrata de la Roche in Dade, hiking trails.

Curiosities: viaducts of the line of Swallows.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Every two years, the third weekend in September is held the Salon des Arts du Feu.

Every 3 years, the International Meeting of the Email (dates not set previously).


Viaducts of the line of Swallows
Viaducts of the line of Swallows
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Belvedere de la Roche in Dade
Belvedere de la Roche in Dade
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Museum Bezel
Museum Bezel
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Bridges Biel
Bridges Biel
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Via ferrata - Footbridge
Via ferrata - Footbridge
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Morbier pool, tennis courts outdoors Morbier, Bellefontaine and Longchaumois, media and Longchaumois to Morbier.

Climbing site between the 3 Wives Morbier and Bellefontaine.

Hiking and biking trails.

Ski resort in Morbier, Bellefontaine and Longchaumois.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (5.7 km)
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (18.9 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 65 € Saint-Claude (19 km)
Fly fishing in the Jura rivers
Nature and the great outdoors110 € Champagnole (23 km)
Games at the 10 55 leisure centre
Entertainment10 € Perrigny (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (5.3 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (22 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (35 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (35 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (40 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals