Ardon (Jura)

Ardon is a commune in the French department of Jura in the Franche -Comté.


Ardon is on 588 m above sea level. M., about four miles north- northwest of the city Champagnole (air line). The village street lines extending in the Jura, at the northern edge of the plain of Champagnole on a slightly inclined towards the south slope above the little valley of the Angillon, west of the Mont Rivel.

The area of ​​5.04 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The main part of the area is occupied by a plateau at 600 m above sea level on average. M. is and is passed partly of arable and meadow land, partly by forest. The eastern and south-eastern border runs along the Angillon, which is the area drained southwest to Ain and slightly incised into the plateau. To the west, the municipality's area extends over the plateau in extensive forest areas, namely Forêt de la Faye de Montrond, Bois des Cinq- Chenes and Bois de la Combe Pachod. Here is 637 m above sea level. M. reached the highest elevation of Ardon.

At the hamlet of Pont de Ardon Gratteroche part ( 581 m above sea level. M. ) on Angillon. Neighboring communities of Ardon are Le Pasquier in the north, Vannoz in the east, the south and Champagnole Montrond in the West.


Is first mentioned in the 12th century Ardon. The place name is of Celtic origin, Aredunum means as much as before the fortress. In the Middle Ages Ardon belonged to the rule Montrivel. Together with the Franche -Comté reached the village with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


Ardon has a small chapel. The old paper mill ( Moulin de Taqueret ) dates from the 17th century.


With 135 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Ardon one of the smallest towns in the Jura. Once the population has consistently had in the first half of the 20th century in the area of around 80 people, followed by a slight increase in population total was recorded.

Economy and infrastructure

Ardon was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by farming village. In addition, there are now a number of companies of small businesses, including a company of plastics processing. Meanwhile, the village has been transformed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who principally engaged in the larger towns of the environment in Champagnole their work.

The village is traffic- technically quite well developed. It is located near the main road N5, which runs from Geneva via Champagnole to Dole. Further road links exist with Salins- les- Bains, Saint- Germain -en- Montagne and Crotenay.

Andelot -en- Montagne | Ardon | Bourg -de- Sirod | Champagnole | Chapois | Châtelneuf | Cize | Crotenay | Équevillon | Le Larderet | Le Latet | Lent | Loulle | Monnet -la -Ville | Mont- sur- Monnet | Montigny- sur- l'Ain | Montrond | Moutoux | Les Nans | Ney | Le Pasquier | Pillemoine | Pont -du- Navoy | Saint- Germain -en- Montagne | Sapois | Sirod | Supt | Syam | Valempoulières | Vannoz | Le Vaudioux | verse -en- Montagne

  • Commune in the department of Jura
  • Place in Franche -Comté