Malbuisson

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Malbuisson
Malbuisson on the bank of Lake Saint-Point
Malbuisson on the bank of Lake Saint-Point
Coat of arms of Malbuisson
Coat of arms
Location of Malbuisson
Malbuisson is located in France
Malbuisson
Malbuisson
Malbuisson is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Malbuisson
Malbuisson
Coordinates: 46°47′56″N 6°18′15″E / 46.7989°N 6.3042°E / 46.7989; 6.3042Coordinates: 46°47′56″N 6°18′15″E / 46.7989°N 6.3042°E / 46.7989; 6.3042
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentDoubs
ArrondissementPontarlier
CantonFrasne
IntercommunalityMont d'Or et des Deux Lacs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Mignon
Area
1
6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
894
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25361 /25160
Elevation846–1,091 m (2,776–3,579 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Malbuisson is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Overview[edit]

On a terrace above Lake Saint-Point, between water and forest, the village of Malbuisson stretches for two kilometers between Vézenay, a formerly separate village, and the forest of "La Fuvelle". At the beginning of the 20th century, Malbuisson saw a significant expansion with the development of tourism, made possible by the construction of a railway line named the "Tacot" between Pontarlier and Foncine. Then classified "station climatérique" (alt. 900 m), Malbuisson became a pleasant destination for the rich people of Pontarlier and Besançon, but also for Parisians. Since then, the economy of the village has developed mainly around tourism and continues by offering:

  • Nordic skiing, Mountain bike trails, hiking or snow shoe excursions in the surrounding mountains
  • boating, pedal boats, fishing and swimming in the lake
  • hotel establishments and restaurants, and shops offering local products
  • nature reserves

Geography[edit]

Malbuisson lies 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Pontarlier on the Lac de Saint-Point.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1794146—    
1820153+4.8%
1841164+7.2%
1861242+47.6%
1881277+14.5%
1901279+0.7%
1921291+4.3%
1936269−7.6%
1946318+18.2%
1954345+8.5%
1962284−17.7%
1968267−6.0%
1975298+11.6%
1982335+12.4%
1990366+9.3%
1999400+9.3%
2008626+56.5%
2012757+20.9%

Tourism[edit]

Malbuisson is a village typical of the “Franche-Comté” region, located on the edge of the Saint-Point lake, at an altitude of 850m to 1000m, close to the landmark of the area: Le Mont D’or at 1463m.

Vue panoramique du village de Malbuisson
Malbuisson on Saint-Point lake

Economy[edit]

In addition to tourism, Malbuisson has one of the last cheese factories to produce Comté cheese in the traditional fashion in big copper cauldrons.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Photographie de Malbuisson, vu depuis la rive gauche du lac de Saint-Point
Panorama of Malbuisson from left side of the lake lac de Saint-Point