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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

Hauts-de-Bienne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

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

The village of Lézat consists of a hamlet of the village 'The Wet'.

The small village of La Mouille is renowned for its ancient forges nail factories.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.5214209 (N 46° 31’ 17”)
Longitude6.0199270 (E 6° 1’ 12”)
AltitudeFrom 530m to 1302m
Surface area23.48 km²
Population5740 inhabitants
Density244 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (57 km, 59 min)
Insee code39368
IntercommunalityCC du Haut-Jura
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains

Nearest cities & towns

Morbier4 km (9 min)
Bellefontaine8.3 km (13 min)
Prémanon11 km (19 min)
Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux11.5 km (14 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)
Fort-du-Plasne17.4 km (20 min)
La Rixouse17.5 km (22 min)
Grande-Rivière17.6 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

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

Activities: via ferrata of the Roche in Dade, hiking trails and mountain biking trails.

Curiosities: viaducts of the line 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).


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Viaducts line Swallows
Viaducts line Swallows
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Bezel Museum
Bezel Museum
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Bridges Biel
Bridges Biel
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Belvédère de la Roche at Dade
Belvédère de la Roche at Dade
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Via ferrata - Gateway
Via ferrata - Gateway
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Wednesday 20 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 3°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Climbing site between the 3 Wives Morbier and Bellefontaine.

hiking and mountain biking trails.

ski resort in Morbier, Bellefontaine and Longchaumois.

equestrian trails and sled dogs in Longchaumois.

Visits to artisans and cheese Morbier, Bellefontaine, Longchaumois...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (5.7 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 68 € Saint-Claude (19 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (19.1 km)
Workshop at the Museum of Prehistory and Geology
Culture and education4 € Sciez (35 km)
Geneva City Tour and Trip to Annecy – Cruise on Lake Geneva Optional
Culture and education91 € (36 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)
Le Signal des Voirons
HikeAthletic6h40Machilly (38 km)


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