Places of Architectural Interest

LA PESSE
Old boundary stones remain all over the region : while walking through meadows or forests, visitors may find these monoliths. They were placed by the Bernese when they annexed the region from the Free...
SAINT-CLAUDE
Discovery tour of the town of Saint Claude. A 1.5-hour walk through the town to discover its historical and architectural heritage. The itinerary is available free of charge from the Tourist ...
LAJOUX
In the latter part of the 18th century, Haut-Jura inhabitants had the idea of building fortified attics to prevent fire and robbery.  Indeed, at the time, farms were built in wood with large ...
SAINT-CLAUDE
Right next to the Tourist Information Centre in Saint-Claude, come and see the biggest smoking pipe in the world! Length: 7.5 m / 25 ft  Chamber diameter: 2.6 m / 8 ft 6” The smallest ...
COTEAUX DU LIZON
The Lizon Wheel is located in an old woodturning facility that was converted into a restaurant by Cuttura Lake.It has been fully restored and can be seen from inside as well as from outside the ...
SAINT-CLAUDE
This reproduction is made of stainless steel over a wooden structure. In the shape of the traditional “Brilliant” cut, it has the following dimensions:Diameter: 2.5 m / 8 ft 2”   He...
LA PESSE
In the past, because of the cold winter temperatures, the most exposed walls of houses were covered with layer of tavaillons, thin spruce tiles, to insulate them and keep the warm inside.