The word the Jura comes from low-Latin (or late Latin) juria and means '' drill '' or '' wild drill '' or '' drill of mountain '' (of Celtic the joris). The department was creates with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, starting from part of the province of Franche-Comt?.
The department of the Jura belongs to the Franche-Comt? area. It is bordering on the departments of Doubs, of the Haute-Sa?ne, of Dimension-in Or, Sa?ne-et-Loire and Ain, as well as canton of Vaud (Swiss).
- Estival of the Organ of the Jura. This festival, which joins together vocal and instrumental concerts with the organ, takes place each year in August. The concerts take place in the beautiful churches of the Jura on the organ classees M.H. the programming proposes to the tourists and to the local public of (Re) discovering artists of reputation. Information on the site or with the tourist office of the High-Jura (Morez).
- Festival of Word of mount. Organize in Small Mountain, this festival proceeds every year during second about fifteen July and changes place each evening. It is a festival for the mouth: evenings of discovered local and Jurassic gastronomy, a country dresser provided by the local producers precedes each concert or spectacle. The ear they are concerts: of song, rock'n'roll, classical music, accordion, and traditional musics. The word of mount, they are storytellers, spectacles and animations, combining music, gastronomy and user-friendliness.
- Festival of music of the High-Jura. In June, the High-Jura becomes, through the high places of an exceptional architectural heritage, a high place of the old music and baroque whose radiation and knowledge are been useful by brilliances whole with their best interpreters
- The culture of the Jura has Cergy. Rich person of its ancestral traditions, the Jurassic culture exports himself very easily. In Cergy, one of the current bastions of the Jura, its ambassadors harness themselves has to represent its custom-and-habits, while integrating nevertheless new practices. Sometimes that has as a consequence the creation of a single culture, as the juravinery testifies some.
latest Department notices
Parish church of St. John the Baptist, French Heritage monument to Baume les messieurs 22
Round Bell Tower of the 16th century; with the exception of the ... upper part which is from the 18th century; nave and choir of the 1st half of the 18th century; (...) Parish church of St. John the Baptist, French Heritage monument to Baume les messieurs
Veneering plant (plant of Plumbers) said local plumbers, French Heritage monument to Lect 4
Square floor served by 2 straight staircases, wooden (under the shed to ... the South) and metal (North wall). Wood frame shed apparent using industrial warehouse (...) Veneering plant (plant of Plumbers) said local plumbers, French Heritage monument to Lect
Factory of veneering (plumbers factory) Guy Lacroix, French Heritage monument to Villards d heria 7
Office and production: limestone rubble, extension of 1965 in cinder block concrete, ... 2 basement floors and a square floor, elevation span corrugated. (...) Factory of veneering (plumbers factory) Guy Lacroix, French Heritage monument to Villards d heria
Monument of General Lecourbe, French Heritage monument to Lons le saunier 75
A statue of general Pichegru by Dumont was erected in 1826-1828 on ... a monument designed by architect Auguste Robert (with basins of trough in corners). After (...) Monument of General Lecourbe, French Heritage monument to Lons le saunier
So-called primary school group school Jean Jaurès, French Heritage monument to Damparis 10
School primary joint Jean Jaurès as part of the so-called working city ... city of careers. The school group was built in 1932 by the architect Henri Vidal. (...) So-called primary school group school Jean Jaurès, French Heritage monument to Damparis
Gallo-Roman sanctuary, French Heritage monument to Villards d heria 2
Confederal the Sequani sanctuary consisting of a sanctuary of the bottom, around ... the bridge's Arches, and a sanctuary from the top. Part of the foundations of (...) Gallo-Roman sanctuary, French Heritage monument to Villards d heria
Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains 1
Rebuilt in stone at the beginning of the 15th century, the great ... saunerie, which was an issue of the relationship between the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of (...) Old Royal salines, currently the Museum of salt, French Heritage monument to Salins les bains
Generator set of energy said together the Vouglans dam, French Heritage monument to Cernon 4
Former housing and dining room-home become centre for persons with disabilities (1984 ... AE 165, 258): 1st level (basement for the canteen-home) concrete and use (...) Generator set of energy said together the Vouglans dam, French Heritage monument to Cernon