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


Doye is located at 787 meters above sea level. M., approximately eight kilometers east-northeast of the city Champagnole (air line). The farming village extends in the Jura, on a high plateau between the basin of the Val de Sirod in the west and the Val de Mièges in the east, to the north of the basin with the karst spring of Ain.

The area of ​​3.56 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The main part of the territory occupied by the plateau of Doye that. 780 m above sea level on average M. is and is predominantly composed of meadow and pasture land. With 801 m above sea level. M. is achieved at the height south of the village is the highest elevation of Doye. The plateau is flanked on three sides by valleys, which also mark the boundary of the municipality. To the east is the valley of the Serpentine ( drained the Val de Mièges to Ain), south of the deeply incised and wooded valley, where the Ain springs, and in the west the valley of the Ruisseau de Combe Sandon (page stream of Ain).

Neighboring communities of Doye are Mournans - Charbonny and Onglières in the north, and Mièges Nozeroy in the east, the south and Conte Charency in the West.


Is first mentioned in the 13th century Doye. The place name is derived from the regional patois expression Doie (source), which refers to the nearby Ain source. In the Middle Ages the village belonged to the rule Nozeroy. Together with the Franche -Comté it came with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


The village church of Doye was built in the 18th century and underwent a transformation in the 19th century.


With 99 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Doye one of the smallest towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1881 168 persons were still counted ), a continuous decline in population was recorded after a temporary stagnation since the early 1970s again.

Economy and infrastructure

Doye was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by agriculture, especially livestock and dairy farming village. Even today, the inhabitants live on the merits of the activity in the first sector. Outside of the primary sector, there are few 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, but is easily accessible from the main road D471 which leads from Champagnole to Pontarlier. Road links exist with Charency, Charbonny, Plénisette and Nozeroy.

Arsure- Arsurette | Bief -du- Fourg | Billecul | Censeau | Cerniébaud | Charency | Communailles -en- Montagne | Conte | Cuvier | Doye | Esserval -Combe | Esserval - Tartre | La Favière | Fraroz | Gillois | La Latette | Longcochon | Mièges | Mignovillard | Molpré | Mournans - Charbonny | Nozeroy | Onglières | Plénise | Plénisette | Rix

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