With an area of nearly 165,000 hectares, the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Jura extends over three departments that are Ain, Jura and Doubs. Its highest point is at the peak of the Snow, at 1720 meters above sea level, in the department of Ain.
Wonderful landscapes of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, mountain pastures, forests and villages follow one another to the delight of nature lovers and hikers.
In the Jura department, the Flumen gorges, between Saint-Claude and Septmoncel ; the Hat de Gendarme, a natural curiosity whose stack of limestone layers resembles the hat worn by the gendarmes ; the beautiful Lake Lamoura or the ski resort Les Rousses are among the places to discover.
In the department of Doubs, do not miss to go for a walk in the valley of Mouthe, covered with forests and meadows, where one can notably discover the site of the source of the Doubs. In Chapelle-des-Bois, the Maison Michaud eco-museum, housed in a 17th century tuyé farmhouse, traces the life of the peasants over the past centuries.
In the Ain, magnificent natural sites, undoubtedly worth the detour, will offer you : Col de la Faucille, Mont Rond, Colomby de Gex, site of Fort l'Écluse, Crêt de la Neige, Crêt de Chalam or valley of Valserine are so many places to discover hiking. The Monts Jura winter and winter sports resort offers a variety of outdoor activities, including cross-country and alpine skiing, hiking and mountain biking, golf and tobogganing.
To roam the Haut-Jura mountain range is also to enjoy local specialties, such as the famous Jura cheeses, such as Comté, Gex blue and morbier, and the opportunity to visit one of the many fruit trees that account this territory.