The resort of Les Rousses promises activities galore in the summer season! Located right on the Swiss border, it allows you to go hiking in both countries! This children's heaven has plenty of activities to ensure they make fantastic memories. Not forgetting the resort's two mountain lakes, which make great places to cool off in summer!

A refreshing destination

2 mountain lakes

 

When we think of Les Rousses we inevitably think of the resort's 2 mountain lakes, Lamoura Lake and Les Rousses Lake where you can stay cool in summer. These lakes have beaches with facilities, and lifeguards are present during the summer season.

The designated footpaths with walkways on stilts offer pleasant family walks during which you can admire the beautiful peatlands that surround both lakes. 

Randonnée sur l'Echappée Jurassienne
Benjamin Becker / BFC Tourisme
Hiking

Exploring unspoilt nature

Located in the heart of the Upper Jura Regional Nature Park, the resort of Les Rousses makes the ideal base from which to explore along the many walking and hiking trails that cross the spectacularly colourful and peaceful landscapes of ridges, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, forests and meadows...

Take to the legendary trails of the Grande Traversée du Jura or the Echappée Jurassienne! Whether you're into leisurely walks, sporting challenges or just love hiking, you're bound to find your ideal itinerary.

To make the walking more fun for the whole family, try the permanent Baliseor trail around Les Rousses Fort, or the discovery trail on the theme of Gruyère cheese production at the mountain farms!

It's not unusual for hikers to cross the Swiss border along their way, so don't forget to carry ID. 

Top 3 family activities 

Benjamin Becker / Station des Rousses.
Become the new recruit

Commando Games

Experience a commando training session from the inside and relive the military history of this fort which is now a tourist attraction.

The mission will test your taste for danger and your sense of direction, balance and precision.

So, are you ready to step into the shoes of an overtrained soldier?

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Gaïa loisirs
Stéphane GODIN
Play, jump about and have fun

Gaïa Loisirs

Gaïa Loisirs or a child's heaven?

Suspended nets, Ludik' fun trail, Explor’game adventures, riding activities... this park has all you need for a whole day of nothing but fun! 

Music evenings, concerts, plays, storytelling sessions and shows are organised every Thursday evening in summer. 

Food and drinks are also available at the local "guinguette" café.

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Alain DOIRE
Meet unusual animals

Polar Park

A short distance from the resort, the Polar Park plunges you into the animal world.

In the company of a keeper, you'll enjoy an amusing and lively tour that unveils some of the wildlife of Eastern Europe (Greenland dog, yak, fallow deer, reindeer, European bison, red deer...).
Finish your tour with an unguided visit to the mini-park to see the farm animals, exhibition and film. 

A truly moving experience! 

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Things to do in bad weather? 

Rain isn't rare in Les Rousses, even in summer. But it needn't spoil your holiday. Take the opportunity to discover different places and alternative tours!

 

Golf du Rochat
Golf du Rochat
Focus on...

Le Rochat Golf Course

Close to the lake and resort of Les Rousses, Le Rochat golf course stretches across rolling terrain, traversed by a river, in the heart of the Upper Jura Regional Nature Park. This 18-hole course opens daily from April to November.

Added bonus: Two small guesthouses and a restaurant, open all year round, can be found near the golf course.

 

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