Chances are you've heard of Mouthe, the coldest village in France. At an elevation of 930 metres, not far from Pontarlier, in 1985 the village recorded a record temperature of -41°C! The locals are accustomed to temperatures of -20°C and have adjusted their lifestyle accordingly. Because of the cold dry air, this is also one of the healthiest places in France.
But why is it so cold in Mouthe? Because at the bottom of its valley, the village is sheltered from the wind, which exacerbates the cold temperatures. You might like to know that the tourist office even awards certificates of hardiness to tourists who defy the cold. So why not amaze your friends by winning the title of "Great Master of the Cold"?