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JURA
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageFrench
CapitalLons-le-Saunier
Area4.999 kmĀ²
Population259,199  (2019)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
Web.fr
Code.FRA
Tel.+33

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Vacations and Sightseeing

The Jura is an exceptionally beautiful region with mountains and plateaus that descend into vast forests and vineyards on the lower slopes. The geological term Jura comes from the large layer of limestone that formed the Jura mountain range, which is partly situated in Switzerland. The landscape has spectacular caves and gorges carved into the rock. Water bubbles up everywhere, resulting in abundant springs, rivers, waterfalls and tranquil lakes. This is a place to enjoy the natural beauty. You can explore the area slowly on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or by hiking. Lakes and rivers offer the possibility of canoeing, fishing or relaxing by boat. The best way to see everything is from the air. You can go ballooning, gliding or parachuting.

There are also some interesting cities in the Jura. Arbois is the city of the wine region and it has a Viticulture and Winemaking Museum in Chateau Pecauld. The winegrowers of Arbois hold an annual procession, the "biou". Hundreds of bunches of grapes are paraded through the streets of the town to the church. Arbois is also known as the birthplace of Louis Pasteur, and his house and laboratory can be visited. Dole, the former capital of Franche-Comte, also has a Pasteur connection. There is a museum dedicated to his early childhood, with a reconstruction of his father's tannery and a scientific exhibition. Dole has a charming old quarter with medieval buildings and winding streets, including a 16th-century church with a beautifully decorated portal. Another intriguing place is Salins-les-Bains, where you can see underground works and pumps that bring the water to the surface.

Sources

Wikipedia

Bourgondië, Jura
Michelin

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated February 2023
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