Sapois (Jura)

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


Sapois is on 623 m above sea level. M., about three kilometers east of the city Champagnole (air line). The village is located in the Jura, in a clearing of the island Bois de Sapois, on a slightly inclined to the west slope of the valley of the Loudaine opposite Mont Rivel, east of the level of Champagnole.

The area of ​​3.56 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The northern boundary runs along the Loudaine, a stream that deepened into a erosion valley flows west and its water supplies to the Ain. From the creek, the municipality's area extends southward over the slope of Sapois to the extensive grove of the Bois de Sapois ( 736 m above sea level. M. ). This height is to the east of the valley floor of a page of Bach's Loudaine. A small proportion of community land lies to the east of this valley, where the slope of the height of Lent at 750 m above sea level. M. the highest elevation of Sapois is achieved.

Neighboring communities of Sapois are Équevillon in the north, the east Lent, Bourg -de- Sirod in the south and in the west Champagnole.


The territory of Sapois was already inhabited during the Gallo- Roman period. In the Middle Ages the village belonged to the reign of Chateau- Vilain. Together with the Franche -Comté it came with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


With 335 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Sapois is one of the small towns in the Jura. Once the population has consistently had in the first half of the 20th century in the range of approximately 130 people, a significant population increase has been recorded since the early 1960s.

Economy and infrastructure

Sapois 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 been transformed into a residential community. Many workers are commuters who principally engaged in the larger towns of the environment in Champagnole their work.

The village is located off the major thoroughfares on a secondary road that leads from Champagnole after Sirod.

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