At 900 m above sea level on the pathway towards the lower Jura Switzerland, St. Lawrence is the center of town shopping tray Grandvaux counts 5000 inhabitants.
Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux is both "green holiday", "snow village" and has the label "health resort".
The history of Grandvaux in 523 Anthiode, the fifth abbot of Saint-Claude, Didier Aubert and sends each with 20 monks to clear the area, Aubert founded a monastery in the West Lake of the abbey on an island called TODAY ' Today the Motte. Didier, it installs itself on the island of Lake Ilay. In the 12th century, this monastery there was nothing left. In 1172, the abbot of a recast in abundance, but this time to the east of the lake. Despite many struggles and especially of the plague over the centuries, Grandvaux arose gradually. He was thriving there for over a century. The Grandvaux, one of three major divisions of the medieval "land of St. Claude," no longer counted as one large parish, nearly 10 hectares, established around the church of the abbey of Grandvaux. She counted five, then seven communities, once called "rivers", which have become common: Great River, River Front, which was detached from the St. Lawrence River behind, then shared between St. Peter and The Chaumusse, Lac-des Red-Trout, of Fort Plasne (River Front in 1973 merged with Great River). Today, eleven municipalities Grandvaux is grouped within the Community of Municipalities of Grandvallière.
The most famous local specialty is of course the cheese with the manufacture of Morbier and Comté. Through thematic tours of dairies, the possibility of discovering manufacturing, refining ... But the rillettes Comtois, cooked in goose fat and slightly smoky, no preservatives and 100% natural, sausages with cabbage, sausage "Grandvallier" ... Everything to enjoy with wine from the Jura to discover the St. Lawrence.