Doubs Nature Park
The river Doubs lends its name to Doubs Nature Park. Forty kilometers long, the river forms the border of the French Departement bearing the same name. To the south, the Freiberg Mountains with their typical forest and meadow landscape are part of the 378-square-meter Nature Park.
Between Neuenburg’s Les Brenets with its Saut du Doubs Lake (Waterfall) and the medieval town of St-Ursanne, the Doubs River presents itself at times as an untouched, awe-inspiring gorge, at times as a canoeing route, or yet again as an eldorado for anglers and connoisseurs of fish dishes.
The Freiberg Mountains in the Canton of Jura are a paradise for horses and equestrians. Thanks to negligible differences in altitude, they also are ideal for pleasure hikers and bikers. The proud, half wild "Freiberger" horse breed is a perfect match for the independent-minded people of the Jura region. The low stonewalls are typical elements of the original agricultural use of the park-like landscape.
Three cantons and 16 Swiss municipalities are involved in this cross-border project with France.
Cultural highlights are the two UNESCO World Heritage towns in the Canton of Neuenburg: La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle as well as St-Ursanne, famous for theater performances and exhibitions.