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Orgelet

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

Orgelet - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura
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Natal town of Cadet Rousselle, Orgelet is a small town in the Jura, nestled at the foot of Mount Orgier culminating 672 meters above sea level. Situated on the first plateau of the Jura, the city is very extensive, but regroups the houses to the west. This phenomenon of the distribution of urbanism is due in fact to the successive twinning that took place between the various villages and hamlets around which are attached little by little to Orgelet. Its birth is estimated to be about the middle of the 12th century with the edification of the eponymous castle. Between two wars, the city thrives mainly through crafts and agriculture very present downtown. Towards the beginning of the twentieth century, the physiognomy of the city changed radically. Craftsmen are always present, but the tannery and the shoemaking have disappeared. The town center is once again the property of the townspeople, and the cow herds are relegated to the surrounding meadows. Finally, the municipality acquires the shores of Lake Vouglans, an artificial lake causing the disappearance of a neighboring village, and the tourist aspect begins to become interesting.

Geographical information

MunicipalityOrgelet
Postcode39270
Tourism label
Latitude46.5225260 (N 46° 31’ 21”)
Longitude5.6129650 (E 5° 36’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 374m to 653m
Surface area23.11 km²
Population1644 inhabitants
Density71 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (21 km, 22 min)
Insee code39397
IntercommunalityCC de la Région d'Orgelet
DepartmentJura
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Plaisia2.3 km (4 min)
Écrille3.7 km (6 min)
La Tour-du-Meix4.7 km (6 min)
Moutonne4.7 km (8 min)
Chavéria5.1 km (8 min)
Dompierre-sur-Mont5.7 km (7 min)
Beffia5.8 km (8 min)
Largillay-Marsonnay5.9 km (7 min)
Présilly6.3 km (7 min)
Mérona7.4 km (14 min)
Sarrogna7.9 km (11 min)
Rothonay8.3 km (13 min)
Marnézia8.3 km (13 min)
Coyron8.9 km (9 min)
Chambéria9 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

The small Comté town of character invites you to a walk in its streets strewn with old stones reminding the splendor of old. And the visit begins with the square of the Church where this majestic edifice is. Composed of a 55 meter high belfry and an imposing structure topped by a bell tower, the 13th-century church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. A visit not to be missed! Further down the narrow streets, the walk continues through the Promenade des Petits Arbres, formerly the cemetery of Orgelet. It leads us to one of the four gates of the city and more precisely to the door of Merlia. This door supports a complete building which makes it particularly remarkable. As soon as it passes, a tower on the right shows the passage towards the ramparts of the city dating from the fifteenth century. It is also there, in the town of Merlia, that you can admire the bourgeois houses surrounding the pond where the animals once drank. Today, the square retains the imprint of the cattle fairs held there. Further afield, you will discover the present college which was once a convent of sisters. From there, you will see the district of the Tanners installed next to the stream. Continuing along rue des Bouchers, you will arrive in front of the entrance of the Bernardines. Then you will take the rue de la République, formerly called rue de la Fontaine. A stop at number 19 is necessary, because it was there that Cadet Rousselle was born. Further still lies the Dagay House, also called the King's House. Finally, you will follow the street of the castle which will lead you to the site of the old fortress where a tile of the thirteenth century of a remarkable finesse was unveiled a short time ago. Then you will pass the place to the Wine and the Faubourg de l'Orme to return by the rue de la Vallière to the Place de l'Eglise where your visit in time went.

Enthusiasts of nature and water sports, you will find your happiness. Between the many paths allowing you to go hiking, cycling or equestrian and the nautical activities proposed around the lake, your stay will be unforgettable. At the edge of the water, you can rent motor boats, pedal boats or even kayak to indulge in the joys of the nautical glide. The shores are arranged in nautical base where the bronze can not be excluded from your planning.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Market on Friday morning.

August 15 is the village's patron festival. You will have the opportunity to participate in this festive and convivial day with many animations on the program.

In July, the festival of Bouche à Oreille opens its doors. On the program, music festival, but also festival of the mouth with many culinary discoveries in perspective.

At the end of July, the Volodalen trail of the Jura will gather the most sporting around a competition between man and nature.

In August, the international triathlon of Vouglans will be held. Again, the athletes and triathletes will compete in a competition without mercy for the delight of fans of the genre.

On the second Sunday in September, it is still the sportsmen who are honored with the Foots of Cadet Rousselle. The runners are waiting for your encouragement.

Photos

Old south-west gate of the city (© Jean Espirat)
Old south-west gate of the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
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A tower of the old southern rampart (© Jean Espirat)
A tower of the old southern rampart (© Jean Espirat)
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The City Hall (© Jean Espirat)
The City Hall (© Jean Espirat)
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Beautiful clock in a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Beautiful clock in a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Street of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Street of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
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Bell tower of the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
Bell tower of the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
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An alley (© Jean Espirat)
An alley (© Jean Espirat)
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House with covered balcony and oriel (© Jean Espirat)
House with covered balcony and oriel (© Jean Espirat)
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Information about Notre-Dame Church (© Jean Espirat)
Information about Notre-Dame Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Information about the city (© Jean Espirat)
Information about the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on the town hall (© Jean Espirat)
Information on the town hall (© Jean Espirat)
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Weather

Sunday 20 august
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
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Monday 21 august
Min. 9°C - Max. 24°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 11°C - Max. 29°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Lake Vouglans.

The bridge Pyle.

The beach and the nautical base of Bellecin.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 68 € Saint-Claude (24 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (25 km)
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (9.4 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (19.7 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (19.8 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (29 km)
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (35 km)

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