From lakes to mountains

Haut Jura Grandvaux
From lakes to mountains

Museums

Haut Jura is the country of wooden toys, goggles, pipes... such a creativity in our county, where many different trades were born. The history of these inventions and of the industrial economy will be taught to you in our museums.



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THE CIRCUS WORLD

SAINT LAURENT EN GRANDVAUX

One of the biggest circus models in Europe. Music live show. Free entrance. Access to wheelchair when there is no snow.


THE WOODCRAFT MUSEUM

BOIS D'AMONT

The woodcraft museum : Housed in a renovated hydraulic sawmill,it presents the many uses of spruce wood :produc- tion of cheese boxes,boxes for pharmaceutical use and skis. Demonstrations,films.Printed guide available in English.


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WOODEN SCALES MUSEUM

CLAIRVAUX LES LACS

During his all life Marcel Yérly created about hundred wooden scales from 50 cm to 3 meters. He reproduced identically all the mechanical parts of cars, train, boats, motorcycles, etc. Presented by a film of 15 minutes you can visit, this exhibition of 1000 m². During the visit you will also...


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THE TOY MUSEUM

MOIRANS EN MONTAGNE

For children from 3 years old. Children’s tour, games booklet, audio-video guide, temporary exhibitions, storytelling visits, creative and educational workshops, digital games areas, videos, shows, indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Audio-video guide available in English, German and Dutch. Prior...


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Horn-turning Museum

LAVANS LES SAINT CLAUDE

You will see 1,500 different tools, a 12th-century lathe and the use of various materials (box, bone, corozo). You can also watch how horn, a tough material, is turned into sculptures or shiny round, oval or twisted beads. Decorative or practical items, lamps and more on sale at the museum.


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ECOMUSÉE - MAISON MICHAUD

CHAPELLE DES BOIS

At entry of La Combe des Cives, the Michaud house opens its doors to you. From the cellar with cheese to the Upper Houses, from barn to the stable, the Ecomusée Maison Michaud evokes the country life during last centuries. Come to discover men's ingeniousness who knew how to adapt their...


FORMER CHEESE FACTORY - FORT DU PLASNE

FORT DU PLASNE

In the village of Fort-du-Plasne, the association « Les Amis du Grandvaux » will guide you in this former cheese factory built in 1825, to the discovery of traditionnal cheese making, the importance of the activities in the local environment. 2€/pax; 30€/group.


ESPACE DES MONDES POLAIRES

PREMANON


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Abbey Museum

SAINT CLAUDE

Located in the restored historical palace of the abbey (15th-18th c.), the Abbey Museum / Guy Bardone-René Genis legacy has a 20th-century-artwork collection donated by artists Guy Bardone and René Genis, and a basement housing the most important archaeological remains of the Saint-Claude abbey...


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THE GLASSES MUSEUM

MOREZ

Located in Morez, birthplace of the global optics industry, the Eyewear Museum takes you on a tour of the history of glasses. In 1796, frames were born from a single nail in Morez. Disciver how the people of the Haut Jura used their ingenuity and know-how to develop a whole new industrial...



Office de tourisme Haut-Jura Grandvaux

7 place Charles Thévenin
39150 Saint-Laurent en Grandvaux Mail: info.tourisme[a]lagrandvalliere.fr

Phone: 0033 384 60 15 25

Winter holidays, july and august : Every day 8.30-12.30 / 2-5.30 pm, closed on sunday afternoon.
Christmas holidays and rest of the year : From monday to saturday 8.30-12 / 2-5pm.
Closed on wednesday and saturday afternoon during school time and on bank holidays. July 14th and August 15th, open in the morning only.
December 24 and 31, open 8.30-3pm.


  • Parc Nature Régional du Haut Jura
  • Montagne du Jura
  • Comité Régional du Tourisme de Franche Compté
  • Conseil général du Jura
  • Comité départemental du Jura
  • Office de Tourisme de France

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Webcam of Lac-des-Rouges-Truites
Domaine du Bugnon

Le Lac des truites

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Centre de vacances Le Duchet, départ des pistes

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