The Jura Mountains attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Val de Travers

Creux du Van

About 14km east of Môtiers, a short walk leads to the enormous abyss known as the Creux du Van (Rocky Hole) – van is a word of Celtic origin meaning 'rock'. Created by glacial erosion, the spectacular crescent-moon …
Top Choice Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Musée de l’Horlogerie du Locle

In Le Locle, 8km west of La Chaux-de-Fonds, grand 18th-century rooms filled with all manner of clocks make this museum tick. The manor house, Château des Monts, was built for an 18th-century watchmaker atop a hill 3…
Top Choice Mountain in La Chaux-de-Fonds


About 8km south of La Chaux-de-Fonds, just off Rte N20, Vue-des-Alpes (1283m) is a mountain pass popular for its two 7.3km and 11km mountain-bike loop trails and for its 700m luge, Toboggan Géant. In winter locals s…
Top Choice Waterfall in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Saut du Doubs

The River Doubs, which forms part of the Swiss–French border, widens out at the peaceful village of Les Brenets, 15km southwest of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It takes a little over an hour to walk from the village along Lac…
Top Choice Museum in Val de Travers

Maison de l'Absinthe

Learn all about absinthe (and sample the hard stuff in the bar afterwards) in this chic museum that annotates the history of the potent liqueur (with, some say, hallucinogenic properties), its influence on some of t…
Top Choice Museum in Porrentruy


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 ev…
Top Choice Museum in Porrentruy

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 gorgeous baroque building with cobbled courtyard.
Sculpture in Delémont

La Balade de Séprais

Contemporary art and installation lovers will enjoy this open-air sculpture park about 12km west of Delémont between the villages of Séprais and Boécourt. Accessible any time, the 'gallery' consists of three well-ma…
Museum in Val de Travers

Centre International de la Mécanique d'Art

The art of making music boxes is documented in this museum in Sainte-Croix, 13km southwest of Fleurier. Music boxes contain a rotating spiked cylinder that bends and releases metal prongs, causing them to vibrate an…
Chateau in Porrentruy

Château de Porrentruy

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 13th century. The castle is now occupied by offices, so you can'…