Peck's farm photos
of the Jura in winter
Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between
France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about
1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters
(5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern
end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.
Trélasse farm (1205 meters) is a working farm just 500 meters SW of the "little
red train" rail station at the Col de la Givrine. [The Little
Red Train runs from the small formerly-Roman city of Nyon
on Lake Geneva up the mountain through the village of St. Cergue, over the pass
at Givrine, and down into France at La Cûre.] 24 December 2005.
winter, however, La Trélasse transforms itself into a fondue
restaurant for the cross-country skiers, sledders, moonbooters
and kiddy-walkers, and aimless Corps Diplomatiques foreigners up from Geneva on
a sunny day (many of them without real drivers' licenses). This is 2 April 2006,
the skilifts have closed down, the restaurant is fermé, and in fact the
flag seems to be at half mast.
from the south, 2 April 2006
seen from the main road, from the north
December 2005 in the wind, the La Cûre-St Cergue road in the foreground
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
little red train passing over the Col de la Givrine near La Trélasse, 2
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 6 March 2001, revised 16 November 2013.