Mont- sur- Monnet is a commune in the French department of Jura in the Franche -Comté.


Mont- sur- Monnet is on 657 m above sea level. M., about 7 km southwest of the city Champagnole (air line). The scattered village extends in the Jura, on the high plateau of Champagnole, the second plateau of the Western Jura, south of the Ain Valley.

The area of ​​19.93 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The main part of the area is occupied by the plateau of Champagnole that. Average to 640 m above sea M. lies. This plateau is a loose structure of meadow land, farmland and extensive forests, namely du Chanet Forêt in the West, the Bois du Fays in the north, Bois de Comberaux, Bois du Petit Chanet and Bois de la Farouille in the east. To the north the plateau coincides with a steep slope from the valley of the Ain, the boundary runs mostly along the top edge. Also the valley of Balerne, situated on the edge of the plain of Champagnole, belongs to the municipality. To the southeast the plateau gradually rises. On a hilltop in the Bois de la Grosse Haie is 743 m above sea level. M. reached the highest point of Mont- sur- Monnet. The whole area shows no surface watercourses, because the rainwater seeps into the ground, which consists of porous limestone.

Neighboring municipalities of Mont- sur- Monnet are Monnet -la-Ville and Ney in the north, Loulle in the east, Saffloz, Fontenu Marigny and the south and Montigny -sur- l'Ain in the West.


The foundation stone for the settlement of the area was set in 1136 with the founding of the monastery of Balerne in a closed basin at the northern foot of the plateau. The monks were responsible for the clearing and cultivation of the territory of Mont- sur- Monnet. Since the Middle Ages the village 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 reached Mont- sur- Monnet with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


The village church of Mont- sur- Monnet was built in the 19th century. From the former monastery Balerne few remains are still visible.


With 230 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Mont- sur- Monnet is one of the small towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1886 426 persons were still counted ), only relatively small fluctuations were recorded since the early 1960s.

Economy and infrastructure

Mont- sur- Monnet 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 on a secondary road that leads from Pont -du- Navoy after Châtelneuf. Further road links exist with Fontenu, Saffloz, Loulle and Champagnole.

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