Geography and nature

A bit of geography:
Les Rousses Resort is in the southeastern part of Jura, a department in the Franche-Comté region, on the Swiss border (45 km from Geneva). It has a continental mountain climate with tough winters. It stretches across a plateau, about 1120 m above sea level, in the Haute Chaîne mountains of Jura, and in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Haut-Jura. Its territory contains an area of nearly 10,000 hectares along a 25 km distance.
The village of Les Rousses marks the boundary of the Rhone and Rhine basins. For this reason, rainwater east of the village is drained into Les Rousses Lake, the Orbe River, Switzerland, and then the Rhine. Rain in the west flows to the Bienne River, a tributary of the Ain that leads to the Rhone.

Preserved wilderness, traditional landscapes:
Lakes, rivers, bogs, forests, grasslands, valleys, and lowlands... Haut-Jura is a place of contrasts with different landscapes to discover. A human presence is maintained, in the form of many traditional villages and beautiful pastures, but nature is left wild and free. Water is everywhere here; it shapes rock and flows into many watercourses and falls. Haut-Jura is also a land of forests, which cover 70% of the Regional Nature Park of Haut-Jura!
Haut-Jura's biodiversity is exceptional, fragile, and protected. Flora and fauna flourish in a wild environment accessible year-round. Delve into its secrets at the following sites:
Regional Nature Park of Haut-Jura
Environmental Resource Centre of Haut-Jura
- Regional Nature Park of Jura Vaudois (Switzerland)


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