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.