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


Chevrotaine is located on 644 m above sea level. M., about 23 km east of the town of Lons -le- Saunier (air line). The farming village extends in the Jura, in a valley on the plateau of Champagnole between the Valley of the Combe d' Ain in the west and the chains of the high Jura in the east, near the Chalain.

The area of ​​5.33 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The central part of the area is occupied by the plateau of Champagnole, the average sea level to 650 m. M. lies. This gently undulating plateau shows a loose structure of meadow land, farmland and forest. To the east, the municipality's area covers in extensive forest areas, which rise gradually to the heights of Bois du Molard Taureau and Bois de la Signat out. Here is 811 m above sea level. M. reached the highest elevation of Chevrotaine. The whole area shows no surface watercourses, because the rainwater seeps into the ground, which consists of porous limestone.

Neighboring communities of Chevrotaine are Saffloz in the north, Le Frasnois in the east, the south and Songeson Fontenu in the West.


The Chapel of Chevrotaine was built in the 17th century.


With 38 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Chevrotaine one of the smallest towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1886 106 persons were still counted ), only small fluctuations were recorded since the early 1960s.

Economy and infrastructure

Chevrotaine was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by agriculture, especially livestock and dairy farming, as well as by the forestry village. Even today, the inhabitants live on the merits of the activity in the first sector. Outside of the primary sector there are no jobs in the village. Some employed persons are also commuters who engage in the surrounding larger towns of their work.

The village is located off the major thoroughfares. Road links exist with Doucier, Fontenu, Saffloz and Le Frasnois.

Barésia -sur- l'Ain | Boissia | Charcier | Charézier | Chevrotaine | Clairvaux- les -Lacs | Cogna | Doucier | Fontenu | La Frasnée | Le Frasnois | Hautecour | Largillay - Marsonnay | Marigny | Menétrux -en- Joux | Mesnois | Patornay | Pont -de- Poitte | Saffloz | Songeson | Soucia | Thoiria | Uxelles | Vertamboz

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