Biel / Bienne

Marketing de la Ville de Bienne
Rue Centrale 60
CH-2501 Bienne
+41 32 326 13 21

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The biggest bilingual town of Switzerland, headquarter of the Swatch Group and manufacturer of the Rolex watch movements, lies on the shore of Lake Biel, at the foot of the Jura mountain range.


Parc régional Chasseral
Place de la Gare 2 - Case Postale 219
CH-2610 Saint-Imier
+41 32 942 39 49

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1,607 m above sea level, one of the highest summits of the Jura Mountains. Overlooking Lake Biel (Bielerseee), it is a wonderful starting point for hikes in a preserved environment, with breathtaking views of the Jura mountain range, the lake and, way south, the snow-covered majestic Alps.


Jura Tourisme
9, Place de la Gare
CH-2800 Delémont
+41 32 420 47 71

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Capital of the Canton of Jura, Delémont is situated at the center of a square area between 4 other important towns: Basel is 25 km to the east, Biel/Bienne 30 km to the south, La Chaux-de-Fonds 60 km to the west and Belfort (in France) 40 km to the north. An ideal starting point to explore the eastern part of the Jura Mountains!

Goumois (F/CH)

Mairie (côté français)
4, rue de l'Eglise
F-25470 Goumois
+33 3 81 44 28 24

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In the heart of the Jura mountain range, on the banks of the lazy Doubs river, Goumois is a nice little village split across the Franco-Swiss border. It's an ideal place for a quiet stay with beautiful hikes along the river and in the surrounding countryside.

Gruère (Etang de la)

Centre Nature Les Cerlatez
CP 212
CH-2350 Saignelégier
+41 32 951 12 69

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Back in the 17th century, a dam was built in this 12,000-year-old bog to power a grain mill. And now we have a big pond in a beautiful protected area, with easy treks and perfect picnic spots all around!


Stadtverwaltung Laufen
Vorstadtplatz 2
CH-4242 Laufen
+41 61 766 33 33

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The entire old city of Laufen, formerly belonging to Jura, is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites and it's worth the visit. And as this little town is ideally situated between the Jura and the Rhine River, it's a good starting point to explore the north of Switzerland.


Funiculaire Saint-Imier-Mont-Soleil
Rue des Roches 31 - Case postale
CH-2610 Saint-Imier
+41 32 941 25 53

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Mont-Soleil (Sun Mountain), just north of the little town of Saint-Imier, could be nicknamed Windy Mountain too: on this nice Jura summit, you'll see many wind turbines and solar cells. It's the most important r&d power plant of Switzerland for photovoltaic and eolian energy production.


Jura Tourisme
Grand-Rue 5 - Case postale 67
CH-2900 Porrentruy
+41 32 420 47 72

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A very ancient town, Porrentruy (economical center of Ajoie region) has belonged for centuries to the Bishopry of Basel, who moved its headquarters here in 1527, when the Reformation hit Basel. That's why the town's castle has been until 1792 the residency of 15 Princes-Bishops, ruling over the Ajoie territory.


Office du Tourisme
Rue de la Gare 18 - CP 265
CH-2350 Saignelégier
+41 32 951 16 22

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Main city of the Franches-Montagnes, a district of the Swiss Jura, Saignelégier is the home of the famous Franches-Montagnes (or Freiberger) draft horse. Every year, during the 2nd week-end of August, the Marché-Concours (Market-Contest) of Saignelégier takes place, where this typical Swiss horse is the star in a variety of shows and competitions.


Ville de Saint-Imier
Rue Agassiz 4 - Case postale 301
CH-2610 Saint-Imier
+41 32 942 44 24

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A town in the Jura bernois (French-speaking part of Canton of Bern), in a valley between Chasseral and Mont-Soleil mountains. It's the hometown of the Longines watches, and the Breitling watchmaking company was founded there too. A very nice starting point for many hikes in the Jura mountains!


Jura Tourisme
Place Roger Schaffter
CH-2882 Saint-Ursanne
+41 32 420 47 73

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Saint-Ursanne, situated where the Doubs River makes a loop before flowing into France, has preserved its medieval character and features many historical curios, like collegiate churches, cloister, castle ruins, and a hermitage.

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