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


Moutoux situated 650 meters above sea level. M., about six miles north- northeast of the city Champagnole (air line). The farming village in the Jura extends slightly increased on the eastern edge of the plateau of the Angillon at the foot of the heights of the Forêt de la face.

The area of ​​4.27 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The western part of the area is occupied by a plateau at 600 m above sea level on average. M. lies. In the swampy level is the Etang du Moutoux, the west to Angillon (inflow of Ain) is dehydrated. In the east the area extends over a densely wooded hillside on the ridge of the Forêt de la face, one oriented in a north-south direction elongated Jura chain. Here is 870 m above sea level. M. reached the highest elevation of Moutoux.

Neighboring communities of Moutoux are Le Latet in the north, Les Nans in the east, Saint- Germain -en- Montagne in the south and Le Pasquier in the West.


In the Middle Ages Moutoux formed with the neighboring Le Latet own little rule, which was dependent on the barony of Montrivel. Together with the Franche -Comté reached the village with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


With 59 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Moutoux one of the smallest towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1881 89 people were still counted ), a slight increase in population was recorded since the mid-1970s again.

Economy and infrastructure

Moutoux was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by agriculture and forestry 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 on a secondary road that leads from Équevillon after Chapois. Another road connection with Les Nans.

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