Chapois, Jura

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


Chapois is located at 610 m above sea level. M., about eleven miles north- northeast of the city Champagnole (air line). The scattered village extends in the Jura, on both sides of Angillon, on the eastern edge of the plateau of Andelot at the foot of the heights of the Forêt de la Joux.

The area of ​​10.07 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The western part of the area is occupied by a plateau. Average to 620 m above sea M. is and is predominantly composed of meadow land. It is drained by the Angillon in a wide, partly swampy lowland and drained southwest to Ain. The eastern part is characterized by much larger differences in relief. The municipal area extends into the incised valley of the upper Angillon, flanked to the east from the heights of the Forêt de la Joux in the west of the height of the Forêt de la face (up to 750 m above sea level. M. ). In the far east of the municipality of soil ranges on the plateau of the second Jura plateau. Here is 832 m above sea level. M. reached the highest elevation of Chapois.

To Chapois the hamlet Guard Bois belongs ( 780 m above sea level. M. ) in a clearing of the island Forêt de la Joux at the edge of the plateau above the valley of Angillon. Neighboring communities of Supt Chapois are in the north, Esserval - Tartre and Plénise in the east, Onglières, Les Nans and Le Larderet in the south as well as verse -en- Montagne and Andelot -en- Montagne in the West.


Is first mentioned in the 11th century Chapois. Together with the Franche -Comté reached the village with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


The village church of Chapois was built in the 19th century. Originally from the Middle Ages comes the Chapel of Guard Bois, which was restored in 1676. Built in the 15th century and altered in the 17th century stately home was destroyed by several fires in the 19th century; obtained are the ruins.


With 207 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Chapois one of the small towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1891 419 persons were still counted ), only small fluctuations were recorded since the early 1980s.

Economy and infrastructure

Chapois was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by agriculture and forestry village. In addition, there are today some of the local small business enterprises. Meanwhile, the village has been transformed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who engage in the larger towns in the vicinity of their work.

The village is located off the major thoroughfares. The main access is from Andelot -en- Montagne. Further road links exist with Supt, Le Larderet, Les Nans and Onglières.

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