Monnet -la -Ville is a commune in the French department of Jura in the Franche -Comté.


Monnet -la- Ville is located at 500 m above sea level. M., 19 km east-northeast of the town of Lons -le- Saunier (air line). The village is located in the Jura, in the Valley of the Combe d' Ain, in the midst of the broad Ain valley between the crest of the Today in the west and the high plateau of Champagnole in the east.

The area of ​​6.19 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The western part of the area occupied by the broad valley of the Ain, the average at 500 m above sea level. M. lies; However, the area is not dropping down to the river. To the east, the municipality's area extends over a 100 m high step which leads on to the high plateau of Champagnole. On the predominantly forested plateau is 680 m above sea level. M. in the Bois des Chaumois reached the highest elevation of Monnet -la -Ville. With a narrow tip of the communal land along the northern foot of this plateau extends to the east to the edge of the plain of Champagnole.

Neighboring communities of Monnet - la-Ville, Pont -du- Navoy the west and north, Champagnole, Ney and Mont- sur- Monnet to the east and Montigny -sur- l'Ain in the south.


The territory of Monnet -la -Ville was settled very early. On the corridor Tertre -aux- Squelettes around 200 graves were discovered from the Gallo- Roman period and the Merovingian period. The parish church of Monnet appears in the 11th century for the first time in the documents. In the Middle Ages the town was an important market town, which had certain liberties. He belonged to the Vice- county Monnet, whose castle was on a ledge above the Combe d' Ain (today in the municipality of Montigny -sur- l'Ain ). Together with the Franche -Comté came Monnet -la -Ville with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


The parish church of Monnet -la -Ville was built in the 15th century and remodeled in the 17th century.


With 365 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Monnet -la -Ville is one of the small towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased in the first half of the 20th century (1901 173 persons were still counted ), a significant population increase has been recorded since the early 1960s again. Since then, the population has tripled.

Economy and infrastructure

Monnet -la -Ville 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 also changed 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, but is easily accessible from the main road D471 which leads from Lons -le- Saunier after Champagnole. Further road links exist with Montigny -sur- l'Ain and Mont- sur- Monnet.