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"La ligne des Hirondelles" (“The swallow line”)


Things to know :

The railroad part connecting Morbier to Morez gives passengers an outstanding and uncommon view above Morez but also constitutes a technical wizardry, so far unequaled. Indeed, both cities are only 1,5km apart “birdflight” but with a 150m difference in altitude! This makes a 5km track on the hillside crossing 3 viaducts and a 1500m horseshoe shape tunnel.

The advice from our Tourism Office :

During summer and winter seasons, guided and commented tours are organized and will help you fully appreciate your excursion. In between these periods, you can travel individually on the track during regular train time schedules (information in stations or tourism offices).

Download the brochure organized excursions winter and summer


A video that gives the atmosphere ... winter !


Emission ' Why look any further ' France 3 Franche-Comté of Sunday, May 19, 2013


This particular railroad goes through the Jura from North to South, starting in Dole and going to Saint-Claude. All along its 123km you will discover the variety of the Jura landscapes as long as viaducts and tunnels, art pieces which are symbols of a technical wizardry and a true testimony of a human adventure from the beginning of last century!

The strong will of manufacturers from “high Jura” not to stay isolated in the mountain gives birth to this railroad project in the 1860’s. In order to convince the Government, a few men start themselves the construction and finance of the railroad. The first path connecting “Andelot” to “La Cluse” and passing through “Morez” is finally inaugurated on August 10th 1912.

Not less than 36 tunnels and 22 viaducts can be found along the line and offer the passengers wonderful and vertiginous landscapes from the “Dole” plains to the “Haut Jura” mountains and passing through the vineyards.

The National Railroad Company (“SNCF”) classifies this line among its touristic trains and has changed the old railcars for new comfortable trains with large windows.

All together, the tourism offices of “Morez”, “Dole” and “Saint Claude” work to make special touristic offers all year long. Download the programme.

Geo-location of Morez Station and GPS coordinates :

Lat. : 46.526258
Long. :  6.023714

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Geolocation Morbier Train Station and GPS coordinates :

Lat. : 46.53923
Long. : 6.017675

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Other tourist railway lines in the Jura :

  • Les Rousses tram line at the edge of Lake Geneva (Switzerland)
  • La Ligne des Horlogers : French-Swiss , between Besançon and La Chaux de Fonds

Office de Tourisme Oh ! Jura
Place Jean Jaurès - BP 80106
39403 MOREZ cedex

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Low season : Monday to Friday 9:30 - 12h and 14h - 17h
Winter high season ( Christmas holidays , February) : Monday to Saturday 9am - 12pm & 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
High season summer (July & August) : Monday to Saturday 9am - 18pm. Sunday 9am - 12pm. The 14/07: 9h-12h
On August 14 & August 15 , the office will be open from 09h to 12h in the morning instead .

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