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Etang de la Gruère

Etang de la Gruère, 2350 Saignelégier, Switzerland

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About Etang de la Gruère

A nature reserve of national importance, the Etang de la Gruère is a haven of peace and a true paradise for nature lovers. The path around the lake invites you to discover its special flora and fauna.   The lake and the surrounding bog is a nature preserve. The lake was formed in the 17th century, when a dam was built for a mill.

Attractions near Etang de la Gruère

Étang des Royes2.01km from Etang de la Gruère

The Étang des Royes is a pond in the municipality of Saignelégier in the canton of Jura. It is considered the smaller brother lake of the more famous Étang de la Gruère and lies at 964 meters above sea level. The pond is embedded in a forest in the Freiberg Mountains, is under nature protection and is part of the Doubs Nature Park.

Freiberge5.53km from Etang de la Gruère

The Freiberg mountains form an area of ​​around 200 km² at an average of 1000  m above sea level. M. located high plateau in the Jura, which politically belongs to the district of Freiberge . The most important place is the Saignelégier . The high plateau of the Freiberg Mountains is around 25 km long, a maximum of 9 km wide and stretches between La Chaux-de-Fonds in the southwest and the Delsberg basin in the northeast.

Doubs Natural Regional Park6.08km from Etang de la Gruère

The Doubs Regional Nature Park extends over more than 40 kilometers in the cantons of Jura, Neuchatel, and Bern and includes 16 communities. Recognized by the federal authorities as a regional nature park of national importance, the Parc du Doubs is intended to ensure the preservation and sustainable development of its territory with regard to the environment, patrimony, and population.

Mont Soleil9.23km from Etang de la Gruère

Mont Soleil is a mountain of the Jura Mountains, located north of Saint-Imier in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The summit reaches to 1,291 metres and the area can be easily accessed by a funicular from Saint-Imier, reaching a height of 1,180 m.  An observatory is located on the summit as well as several wind turbines and a solar park: the former with their presence, the highest is 150 m high, and noise introduced a heavy element of disturbance in the landscape.

Abbey Bellelay9.65km from Etang de la Gruère

The Abbey is a historic monument dating from the 18th century. Towering over the center of the village of Bellelay, a place imbued with history, this building in the Baroque style is a cultural and artistic meeting point. After the newly-completed refurbishment of the grand organ, I attended a concert that transported me into a world of musical splendor. The entire site is rich in history and is well worth exploring.

Chasseral Regional Park9.76km from Etang de la Gruère

The Chasseral is a mountain of the Jura Mountains, overlooking Lake Biel in the Swiss canton of Bern. With an elevation of 1,606 meters above sea level, the Chasseral is the highest summit in the canton of Bern outside the Alps. It is also both the northernmost and easternmost mountain reaching over 1,500 meters in the Jura Mountains. West of the summit is located the Chasseral Ouest, where runs the border with the canton of Neuchâtel. The Chasseral Pass is located further on the west.

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The canton of Jura is the newest of the 26 Swiss cantons. Jura is considered a Mecca for Swiss watchmaking tradition and the Jura mountain range offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, skiing, and cross-country skiing.