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Tourism in Haut-Jura

Hotel between Saint Claude and Geneva

Located in Lajoux and a part of Saint-Claude in Haut-Jura, the 3-star Hôtel de la Haute Montagne is a 15-minute drive from the Swiss border and 44 km from the centre of Geneva.

Getting there

By car:
Hôtel de la Haute Montagne Le Bourg 39310 Lajoux

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 45.4189492 / Longitude: 2.726218000000017

From Les Rousses, take the D25. From Saint-Claude, take the D470.

Geneva 45 km away / Lyons 140 km away / Paris 485 km away

Plan your journey

By train:

  • Train from Geneva or Nyon to La Cure / Train station 12 km from the hotel.
  • Intercity train to Saint-Claude from Bourg-en-Bresse, Mouchard, Dijon, Dole / Train station 18 km from the hotel. 
  • Buses and taxis outside the stations.
  • TGV high-speed train to Bellegarde from Paris and Lyons / Train station 45 km from the hotel. Buses and taxis outside the station.

For further information

By plane:

  • Geneva International Airport 30 minutes away.
  • Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport 2 hours away.
  • It is possible to get to the hotel from Geneva by taxi or with a hired car.

For further information: Geneva airport or Lyons airport.

Discover Haut-Jura

The Jura massif is located in the regions of Jura, Doubs and the Territoire de Belfort in France, as well as in the cantons of Bern, Jura and Neuchâtel in Switzerland. 

At an altitude of 900 to 1,680 metres, the Jura massif offers a ski area covering 247 km with 24 ski lifts serving 85 green slopes, 44 red slopes and 11 black slopes.

For mountain enthusiasts, the three main French ski resorts are Les Rousses, Métabief and Les Monts Jura. In Switzerland, you will also find several other ski resorts.

Particularly popular for cross-country skiing and its breathtaking landscapes, Jura is a peaceful alternative to the major ski resorts in the Alps.

To be visited in the winter and the summer, the Haut-Jura Regional Nature Park, a vast protected area extending as far as the Swiss border.

Typical mountain villages, traditional crafts, museums, wild landscapes, an abundance of wildlife and local gastronomy are its major treasures.

To visit:

  • Glasses Museum,
  • Les Rousses Fortress,
  • Visits to farms and cheese factories.

Original activities:

  • Excursions with a donkey,
  • Bison breeding,
  • Dog sled rides,
  • Tree climbing adventure park.

Thrilling activities: Canyoning.


Relaxing activities:

  • Fishing,
  • Walking,
  • Cycling,
  • Golf,
  • Horse riding,
  • Skiing,
  • Snowshoeing,
  • Rock climbing,
  • Sledging,
  • Electric bicycles.

Between lakes and mountains

Between lakes and mountains, the 3-star Hôtel de la Haute Montagne enjoys an exceptional location in the Haut Jura Regional Nature Park, near Les Rousses and the Swiss border.

In summer, enjoy hiking; canyoning, grass skiing; mountain biking; horse riding (the hotel is located on the Grand Huit, the GTJ - Grande Traversée du Jura - and the GR9 long-distance trails); rock climbing; golf (4 courses within a range of 20 km); swimming in Lamoura; squash and even paragliding at Les Rousses sports club. 

In the case of bad weather, there are many museums to visit: Regional Nature Park Museum in Lajoux, Glasses Museum, Les Rousses Fortress, etc.

In winter, downhill skiing; snowboarding; telemark skiing; snowshoeing; dog sleds and ski touring are available to all, whether private individuals or group lessons.

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