Top choice in The Jura Mountains

This smart museum occupying a beautiful baroque mansion surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens and a botanic garden features taxidermy, fossils and living botanical descendants of prehistoric times. You can even search for your own fossils on-site: great for kids!

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Nearby The Jura Mountains attractions

1. Musée de l’Hôtel Dieu


Everything from books and clocks to pharmaceutical objects are displayed in this delightful museum, well placed in Porrentuy’s former hospital – a…

2. Château de Porrentruy

0.44 MILES

The Château de Porrentruy, with its 44m-tall Tour de Réfous, dominates the little village. The oldest part of the castle complex began its life in the…

3. La Balade de Séprais

7.56 MILES

Contemporary art and installation lovers will enjoy this open-air sculpture park about 12km west of Delémont between the villages of Séprais and Boécourt…

4. Préhisto Parc

8.55 MILES

This well-put-together dinosaur park in Réclère features a 2km-long footpath winding through woods past 45 different life-size prehistoric creatures…

5. Grottes de Réclère

8.56 MILES

Beneath the Préhisto Parc, 16km southwest of Porrentruy, lie these stalagmite-filled caves, discovered in 1886 and open to visitors by guided tour; dress…

6. Abbatiale de Bellelay

11.26 MILES

The Abbatiale de Bellelay, 8km north of Tavannes between Moutier and St Imier, is now a psychiatric hospital, but you are free to wander the grounds…

7. Maison de la Tête de Moine

11.43 MILES

This excellent museum dedicated to the history of the eponymous 'Monks Head' cheese and the neighbouring Abbatiale de Bellelay is a great reason to come…