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.

Source: Wikipedia.

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