Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura

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Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura
Protected Area
CrêtdeLaNeige.jpeg
The Crêt de la Neige with Le Reculet in the background
Country France
Department Jura, Doubs and Ain
Region Jura Mountains
Location Jura, Doubs and Ain
 - coordinates 46°24′N 5°57′E / 46.400°N 5.950°E / 46.400; 5.950Coordinates: 46°24′N 5°57′E / 46.400°N 5.950°E / 46.400; 5.950
Area 1,640.65 km2 (633 sq mi)
Founded April 21, 1986
August 17, 1998, Révision
Management Fédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France
Visitation 71,000 population
Number of communes 113
Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura is located in France
Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura
Location in France
Website: www.parc-haut-jura.fr/index_uk.php

The parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura (Jura Mountains Regional Natural Park) is a French regional natural park located in the southwest of the Jura Mountain Range in France, on the French-Swiss border.

Park description[edit]

The park was created February 10, 1986, and at that time comprised 37 towns. As of 2005, that count is now 113 towns, with a total population of 71,000 inhabitants. The park covers an area of 165,000 hectares across three French departments: Ain, Doubs and Jura.

Entry towns (ville-portes) situated at the park boundaries are not actually part of the park themselves, but due to their geographic locations are important points of entry into the park. These towns are Divonne-les-Bains, Gex, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Champagnole, and the Community of Communes of Oyonnax (the latter two not having territory within the park's perimeter).

Park administration[edit]

The park is managed by a bureau composed of a president, nine vice presidents, and twelve members. It is not managed according to geographic entities but rather according to five thematic ones:

  • helping to preserve the natural environment and the biotopes through sustainable development;
  • preservation of the rural aspect of the park through support for hand-crafted artistic and agricultural activities, preservation of the forestry's cultural heritage and incentives for using the timber for construction;
  • improvement and modernization of industrial and traditional hand-crafted activities in order to maintain them in the park;
  • promotion of summer and winter tourist activities within the park and promotion of the image of the Jura Mountains;
  • cooperation and coordination between the park's caretakers and its inhabitants towards the above objectives.

Member communes and associated communes[edit]

There are currently 105 towns, or communes, that are members of the regional park, of which 25 are in Ain, 12 are in Doubs and 67 are in the Department of Jura.

There are also 5 associated communes (listed below in italics), one in Doubs and 4 in Jura.

The 4 communes that remain in the total count are three entry towns that have part of the town in the park (Divonne-les-Bains, Gex and Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, and the town of Champagnole, which is also an entry town, but is entirely outside of the park.

Department of Ain
Cantons
Communes that are members or are associated (in italics)
The 5 communes of the
Canton of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine
Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Champfromier, Giron, Montanges, Saint-Germain-de-Joux
The 8 communes of the
Canton of Collonges
Chézery-Forens, Collonges, Confort, Farges, Léaz, Péron, Pougny, Saint-Jean-de-Gonville
The 2 communes of the
Canton of Ferney-Voltaire
Sergy, Thoiry
The 8 communes of the
Canton of Gex
Crozet, Divonne-les-Bains, Échenevex, Gex, Grilly, Lélex, Mijoux, Vesancy
The 2 communes of the
Canton d'Oyonnax-Nord
Belleydoux, Dortan
Department of Doubs
Cantons
Communes that are members or are associated (in italics)
The 13 communes of the
Canton of Mouthe
Brey-et-Maison-du-Bois, Chapelle-des-Bois, Châtelblanc, Chaux-Neuve, Gellin, Le Crouzet, Les Pontets, Les Villedieu, Mouthe, Petite-Chaux, Reculfoz, Rondefontaine, Sarrageois
Member cantons and communes of the parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura
Department of Jura
Cantons
Communes that are members or are associated (in italics)
The 11 communes of the
Canton of Les Bouchoux
Bellecombe, Choux, Coiserette, Coyrière, La Pesse, Larrivoire, Les Bouchoux, Les Moussières, Rogna, Viry, Vulvoz
The 16 communes of the
Canton of Moirans-en-Montagne
Chancia, Charchilla, Châtel-de-Joux, Coyron, Crenans, Étival-les-Ronchaux, Jeurre, Lect, Les Crozets, Maisod, Martigna, Meussia, Moirans-en-Montagne, Montcusel, Pratz, Villards-d'Héria
The 9 communes of the
Canton of Morez
Bellefontaine, Bois-d'Amont, La Mouille, Les Rousses, Lézat, Longchaumois, Morbier, Morez, Prémanon, Tancua (rattaché à Morez)
The 5 communes of the
Canton of Planches-en-Montagne
Chaux-des-Crotenay, Entre-deux-Monts, Foncine-le-Bas, Foncine-le-Haut, Les Planches-en-Montagne
The 19 communes of the
Canton of Saint-Claude
Avignon-lès-Saint-Claude, Chassal, Cuttura, La Rixouse, Lajoux, Lamoura, Lavancia-Epercy, Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude, Les Molunes, Leschères, Molinges, Ponthoux, Ravilloles, Saint-Claude, Saint-Lupicin, Septmoncel, Vaux-lès-Saint-Claude, Villard-Saint-Sauveur, Villard-sur-Bienne
The 11 communes of the
Canton of Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux
Château-des-Prés, Chaux-des-Prés, Fort-du-Plasne, Grande-Rivière, La Chaumusse, La Chaux-du-Dombief, Lac-des-Rouges-Truites, Les Piards, Prénovel, Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux, Saint-Pierre

Park photo gallery[edit]

Publications[edit]

The park is featured in numerous publications such as guidebooks, maps, photographic portfolios, and educational and scientific documents. The content of these publications is diverse and can be divided into 7 categories:

  • Craft industry, folk know-how, housing
  • Coffee table books
  • Cultural heritage collections
  • The environment
  • Games and education
  • Photographic portfolios
  • Hiking and discovery

External links[edit]