LA LIGNE DES HIRONDELLES  

office de tourisme
39200 SAINT-CLAUDE
Tel. : 03 84 45 34 24
Fax : 03 84 41 02 72
Jacques




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ABOUT

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Category : Beautiful scenic detours, Haut-Jura Regional Nature Park, Town and Land of Art and History

Descriptive

Animals allowed : Yes, Yes
Open all year round : No
Groups welcome : Yes

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The Swallow line, between heaven and earth...
Claimed to be one of the most beautiful railway journeys in France, the Ligne des Hirondelles crosses the Jura, in a trip lasting 2½ hours, travelling over 120 km between plain and mountain, through the forest of Chaux, the vineyards of Arbois, the vast Grandvaux plateaus, and the Valley of la Bienne.


It boasts a number of very impressive engineering structures. The 123 kilometre line, linking Dole and Saint-Claude, goes through 36 tunnels and crosses 18 viaducts. It climbs from 200 metres of altitude (at Dole station) to 948 metres (at its highest point, the Col de la Savine) before descending again to 440 metres of altitude at Saint-Claude. The trip from Morez to Saint-Claude alone goes through 18 tunnels, totalling 470 metres, with 10 bridges and viaducts. The leg from Morbier to Morez epitomises the Swallows Line.


Rates (in €)

Lowest price : 53


LOCATION

office de tourisme 39200 SAINT-CLAUDE
Tel. : 03 84 45 34 24
Fax : 03 84 41 02 72
Jacques
Nearest station : SAINT CLAUDE

Latitude : 46,387405
Longitude : 5,8677659
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