The Jura is a mountain on both sides of the border between France and Switzerland. It is an old mountain region, whose summits are parallel to each other extend from north to south. On the east side drops the mountains with a high, steep wall onto the Swiss Mittelland. In the south are the highest peaks: Crêt de la Neige (1718 m) in France, and Mont Tendre (1678.8 m) in Switzerland.
The Jura is generally gentle medium. Nearly half of the Jura is covered with forest. But even if the Jura is not high, there are a lot of Ibexes. In the tourist offices of Nozeroy, Champagnole, Saint Laurent-and-Grandvaux and Foncine can enrol for excursions to these elegant animals.
Near Clairveaux lies a lake. Boat trips on Lake Vouglans are possible from La Tour du Meix.
The castle of Arlay is an old monastery that was given its present form in 1770. The history of it is closely intertwined with those of the Dutch monarchy.