Les Rousses Travel Guide

  • Saint Peter Church (Eglise Saint-Pierre)
    Saint Peter Church (Eglise Saint-Pierre)
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  • Cross country skiing region in summer
    Cross country skiing region in summer
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    Local cemetery
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Les Rousses Things to Do

  • Memorial stone to the victims of WWII

    The victims of WWII are not only commemorated by a memorial in front of the Saint Peter Church (Eglise Saint-Pierre), but also by another memorial stone further east of the city centre. It is dedicated to the vicitims of the barbarism of the Nazis on the 22nd of August 1944.Directions:The memorial stone to the victims of WWII is situated between...

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  • Pays de Pasteur statue

    When approacing Les Rousses from the East you will notice a statue with the bust of Louis Pasteur and the inscription "Ici commence le Pays de Pasteur".The region of the French Jura is often called "Pays de Pasteur", the land of Louis Pasteur. It refers to the famous French chemist and microbiologist who was born in Dole in the French Jura. Among...

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  • Local cemetery

    The local cemetery of Les Rousses is home to graves of several generations and different styles, including tombs. In the middle of the cemetery stands a large wooden cruzifix statue.From here you can enjoy panoramic views across the wide valley to Les Rousses Lake (Lac des Rousses).Directions:The local cemetery of Les Rousses is situated on the...

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Les Rousses Restaurants

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    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 7, 2008

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    The Fromagerie des Rousses consists of a cheese dairy with a shop and a restaurant. They are specialised in all sorts of cheese dishes like raclette or fondue.

    We had lunch here after our hike from La Cure in Switzerland to Les Rousses in the French part of the Jura Mountains.

    They have an outdoor terrace facing the street, but as it was end of October we prefered to sit inside.

    The interior is kept basic and decorated with all kinds of souvenirs related to milk and cheese.

    All raclette and fondue meals are for at least 2 people. After perusing the menu we decided for a raclette with 3 different cheeses. Among them was a blue mould cheese (bleu de Gex). The dish came with a plate of dried meat (charcuterie), a plate of cheese, a green salad and a few potatoes for each person. An electric raclette oven was provided at our table.

    We really enjoyed our lunch here as it was interesting to taste the different cheeses with the meat and potatoes. To drink I had a bottle of light Montbeliarde beer (3,50 Euro).

    The raclette was 16,50 Euro per person which seemed a reasonable price to us. Only we didn't get a proper bill as the till had allegedly ran out of paper.

    Fromagerie des Rousses My Montbeliarde beer Plate with dried meat Plate with 3 different cheeses Electric raclette oven with potatoes
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Les Rousses Transportation

  • To the Jura region by train

    Les Rousses doesn't have a train station. The nearest train stations can be found in La Cure (3,5 km away) in Switzerland or in Morez (7 km away) in France.We took a narrow gauge train from Nyon (CH) to La Cure. The route is served hourly by the private railway company Chemin de Fer Nyon - St. Cergue - Morez (NStCM). Since 1958 the route terminates...

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  • To Les Rousses on foot

    We walked to Les Rousses via the so called Route Royal from the train station of La Cure in Switzerland. The Route Royal starts just behind the Swiss French border and leads through the green fields of the Jura. The distance between the Swiss town of La Cure and the French Les Rousses is about 3,5 km and the walking tour takes about45 minutes.

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Les Rousses Shopping

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    Boisselle du Herisson is a relatively large shop, which offers a wide range of products made from wood.

    Among them are wooden board games, wooden toys, wooden gifts, wooden jewel boxes, wooden souvenirs and much more. Even if you are not planning to buy anything, a visit to this shop can be very interesting.

    Directions:
    The Boissellerie du Herisson can be found about 300 m west of the St. Peter Church (Eglise Saint Pierre), right in the heart of Les Rousses.

    Address:
    Boissellerie du Herisson, Rue Pasteur 101, 39220 Les Rousses

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Les Rousses Sports & Outdoors

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    In winter Les Rousses is a popular ski resort for both downhill skiing as well as for cross country skiing.

    For cross country skiing the region offers almost 50 km of prepared tracks for classic and freestyle technique.

    More than 20 ski lifts in Les Rousses serve the needs of the downhills ski lovers.

    Cross country skiing region in summer
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Les Rousses Favorites

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    by HORSCHECK Written Dec 7, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Les Rousses has got a very compact city centre, so getting around on foot is the best option. The main sight is the 18th century Saint Peter Church (Eglise Saint-Pierre).

    As Les Rousses is a ski resort, it is home to relatively many restaurants, cafe and shops. Also cash points can be found at quite a few places in teh city centre.

    Official website of Les Rousses:
    http://www.lesrousses.com/

    Les Rousses - city centre Les Rousses - street scene
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