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


Uxelles is located at 598 m above sea level. M., about 20 km east-southeast of the town of Lons -le- Saunier (air line). The farming village extends in the Jura, on a hill south of the creek Sirene on the high plateau of Champagnole Combe d' Ain between the west and the chains of the high Jura in the east.

The area of ​​5.27 km ² municipal area includes a portion of the French Jura. The entire area is located on the high plateau of Champagnole whose average height of 600 m above sea level. M. lies. This plateau is slightly wavy, with 686 m above sea level. M. is achieved on a hilltop southeast of the village is the highest elevation of Uxelles. It shows a loose structure of meadow and pasture, respectively woods. The plateau is drained by the Sirene and the opening out below Uxelles page Bach Ronay west to Ain.

Neighboring communities of Uxelles are Charcier and Denezières in the north, and Saugeot Bonlieu in the east, the south and Cogna Vertamboz and Charézier in the West.


Traces of a Roman road point to an early inspection (and possibly colonization ) of the municipality. The area of Uxelles was cleared in the 12th century and brought under cultivation. Since the Middle Ages the village belonged to the barony of Saint- Sorlin ( at Charézier ). Together with the Franche -Comté Uxelles came with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 to France.


The Chapel of Uxelles was built in the 17th century.


With 44 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) Uxelles one of the smallest towns in the Jura. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1886 131 persons were still counted ), only small fluctuations were recorded since the early 1960s.

Economy and infrastructure

Uxelles was until well into the 20th century a predominantly coined by agriculture, especially livestock and dairy farming 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. Road connections are available to Clairvaux- les- Lacs, Vertamboz, Denezières and Saugeot.

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