Farms with traditional 'tuyés' (pyramidal chimneys)
Did you know that way back in the 12th century, the layout of the traditional farms in the region was designed to accommodate the manufacture of smoked sausages and local salted meats?
These farms are the ingenious Franche-Comté farms with 'tuyés', used for smoking meat in an effort to preserve it for longer.
These farms can be easily recognised by their large roof and impressive chimney, up to 15-m high! This chimney, known in French as a 'tuyé', is the central focus of the farm, where, even today, meat such as sausages, bresi beef and ham is smoked.
A great number of these traditional houses of Franche-Comté are open to the public. Some of them have been turned into museums, shops or guesthouses. Pay them a visit to learn about how farmers lived in the Jura Mountains. Visit the farm/museum