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


Soucia is located on 588 m above sea level. M., about 21 km southeast of the town of Lons -le- Saunier (air line). The scattered village extends in the western Jura, on a high plateau between the valley section of the Vouglan in the west and the forested chain of the high Jura in the east.

The area of ​​12.37 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The central part is occupied by the plateau of Soucia, which on average at 600 m above sea level. M. and is located in the wide valley of the Ain. The plateau by the Vallon de la Serra is drained west to Vouglan. To the west of the municipality of soil over a 100 m high terrain level reaches down into the marsh area of ​​Barésia. The northern boundary of the plateau forms the valley of Lacs de Clairvaux, the south bank of the Petit Lac de Clairvaux belongs to Soucia. To the east, the municipality's area extends over a slowly rising slope in the vast forest area of the Forêt de la Joux. On a narrow ridge here is 884 m above sea level. M. reached the highest elevation of Soucia.

To Soucia include the town Champsigna (510 m above sea level. M. ) on the eastern edge of the moor of Barésia as well as some individual farms. Neighboring communities of Soucia are Clairvaux- les -Lacs in the north, Châtel- de -Joux in the east, the south and Thoiria Barésia -sur- l'Ain in the West.


The territory of Soucia was already inhabited in prehistoric times. The church is first mentioned in records in 1090. The name evolved over the centuries through Soussia and Souciat to today's spelling. Since the Middle Ages Soucia belonged to the barony of Clairvaux. In the 17th century the population had to suffer from severe plague epidemics. Together with the Franche -Comté Soucia came with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France. To a field change occurred in 1822, when the previously independent Champsigna was incorporated into Soucia.


Its present form was the parish church of Saint -Georges at the new building in 1781. From the former stately home La Rochette few remnants remain.


With 167 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Soucia one of the smallest towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1906 264 persons were still counted ), it has since the beginning of the 21st century to a significant increase.

Economy and infrastructure

Soucia 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 of the secondary road D27, which runs from Meussia to Clairvaux -les -Lacs. Further road links exist with Thoira, Barésia -sur- l'Ain and Pont -de- Poitte.

Barésia -sur- l'Ain | Boissia | Charcier | Charézier | Chevrotaine | Clairvaux- les -Lacs | Cogna | Doucier | Fontenu | La Frasnée | Le Frasnois | Hautecour | Largillay - Marsonnay | Marigny | Menétrux -en- Joux | Mesnois | Patornay | Pont -de- Poitte | Saffloz | Songeson | Soucia | Thoiria | Uxelles | Vertamboz

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