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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.5752560 (N 46° 34’ 31”)
Longitude5.9563000 (E 5° 57’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 824m to 1094m
Surface area17.57 km²
Population1911 inhabitants
Density108 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (45 km, 47 min)
Insee code39487
IntercommunalityCC la Grandvallière
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains

Nearest cities & towns

La Chaumusse3.6 km (5 min)
Saint-Pierre3.8 km (5 min)
Lac-des-Rouges-Truites5.5 km (6 min)
Grande-Rivière6.3 km (9 min)
Fort-du-Plasne6.8 km (9 min)
La Chaux-du-Dombief7.2 km (7 min)
Morbier8.2 km (10 min)
Entre-deux-Monts10 km (12 min)
Foncine-le-Bas10.7 km (12 min)
Nanchez11.1 km (13 min)
Hauts-de-Bienne11.5 km (14 min)
Château-des-Prés11.7 km (12 min)
Chaux-des-Crotenay12.3 km (13 min)
Bonlieu13.1 km (12 min)
Bellefontaine13.8 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Sunday 24 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (13 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 68 € Saint-Claude (22 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (22 km)
Workshop at the Museum of Prehistory and Geology
Culture and education4 € Sciez (42 km)
Geneva City Tour and Trip to Annecy – Cruise on Lake Geneva Optional
Culture and education91 € (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (8.5 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (17.5 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (34 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (35 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (35 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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