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Chézery-Menthières Area

Chézery-Forens village

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Post code: 01410
Number of inhabitants: 400

Chézery-Forens is a village located in the heart of the Jura mountains, at the bottom of the Valserine valley, dominated to the East by the Reculet mountains and to the West by the Crêt de Chalam range. It has a main town, as well as eight hamlets and a few old isolated farms.

The village of Chézery has an agricultural and artisanal past (lapidary), and has preserved a cheese-making tradition in the abbey's dairy where the Bleu de Gex blue cheese is made..

 

 

Menthières hamlet

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Post code: 01410
Number of inhabitants: 25

Menthières is a hamlet belonging to the village of Chézery-Forens, located just above Bellegarde-Sur-Valserine. Hiking paths are marked out and paragliding is organised there as a take-off site is set up in Sorgia. Cyclists riding towards the Valserine valley also greatly appreciate this area.

 

Lélex-Crozet Area

Lélex village

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Translation of the name: The Lake (there used to be a lake there)
Post code: 01410
Number of inhabitants: 229

The village of Lélex is nestled in the heart of the Valserine valley, the river that runs from Mijoux to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine. The village was the pioneer in mechanical ski-lifts, started in 1936, and became famous thanks to its winter sports. There was a great champion to represent the resort: Edgard Grospiron (gold medal for mogul skiing in 1992 in Albertville)

Skiing is currently at the heart of all activities in Lélex, but others have also been developed like hiking and electric bicycle rides thanks to the National Regional Park of the Haut Jura who set up a special path for this activity: Au Fil de La Valserine.

The cable car also operates during the summer so hikers or cyclists can reach the peaks more easily.

Village de Crozet

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Post code: 01170
Number of inhabitants: 1929

The village of Crozet is located on the other side of the mountain compared to Lélex, at the foot of the Pays de Gex plain. This town is relatively small, surrounded by meadows, farmland and large forests, and has managed to keep its village-like feel. The bucolic setting with a beautiful view over the Genevois, Salève and Mont-Blanc chain in the background attracts tourists and new inhabitants.

The cable car also operates during the summer so hikers or cyclists can reach the peaks more easily.

 

Mijoux-La Faucille Area

Mijoux village

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Translation of the name: In the middle of the forest
Post code: 01410
Number of inhabitants: 395

The village of Mijoux is the highest in the Valserine valley, the source of the river is there. Winter sports have been developing there since the 1950s and, just like in Lélexother activities gradually started to appear, like hiking and electric bicycles thanks to the National Regional Park of the Haut Jura who set up a special path for this activity: Au Fil de La Valserine.

 

The Faucille Pass area

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Translation of the name: outline of a sickle seen from Lake Geneva
Post code: 01410 and 01170, the Pass belongs to the villages of Mijoux and Gex.

The Faucille Pass is a historical site, that stage-coaches used to cross on their way from Paris. This route brought new information from the capital, which could sometimes create tricky situations. A customs office, turned into an Information Point in 2014, still showcases the Pass' "border".

Nowadays, the Faucille Pass is famous for its Tour de France stage, and has become a real adventure park: tree-top climbing, paintball, cable cars, rail tobogganinghiking, etc. The view at the top of the cable car is spectacular: the Mont Blanc range and Lake Geneva are visible in the horizon...

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