Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The 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.

Chalet Neuf

Chalet Neuf is on a little ridge at 1338m along the farm road that leads up from the Vallée du Joux to the Combe des Begnines and Mont Sâla

The name may not be very informative. There seem to be "The New Chalet" farms spread across every local map like confetti, but who knows when it was new?


These were taken on 19 February 2014.

Chalet Neuf on its little hilltop (1338m)

The signs on the front door are just the now-standard 1414 - whom to call for rescue, if required -- and a poster for the Parc Jurassien Vaudois and its flora and fauna.

A fine little doline, or sinkhole, right outside the front door


A slightly different angle

End on, from the southwest (the sunny side)

The classic design of the 18th century Jura mountain farm buildings

More views

Unfortunately, it's time to leave.

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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