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Saint-Ursanne, Jura, Switzerland
Impressive bridge to swiss train to medieval Town
du Viaduc au train suisse au village médieval
Aerial Visit of St-Ursanne – Jura – Switzerland (Suisse – Suiza)
Discover the medieval town of Saint-Ursanne
awarded Best Tourism Village 2023
by the World Tourism Organization (WTO)
Best Tourism Village : https://www.unwto.org/tourism-villages/en/villages/saint-ursanne/
St-Ursanne is a small medieval town on the banks of the Doubs River where the old centre is marked by the collegiate church and its cloister dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. The town has a rich heritage of buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries with three historic gates as the only way into the town. In the heart of a lush natural setting, it is the ideal starting point for numerous sporting activities such as hiking, mountain biking and canoeing. Every 2 years, more than 50,000 visitors gather for the “Médiévales”, an event during which the whole town is decked out as it was in the Middle Ages.
Saint-Ursanne is known for its rich cultural diversity and heritage. The village showcases a unique blend of traditions, local customs, and artistic expressions that reflect its history and identity. The village has implemented various initiatives and sustainable practices to minimize the environmental impact of tourism, such as renewable energy projects, and responsible tourism guidelines. Moreover, Saint-Ursanne has leveraged tourism as a driver for rural development, focusing on economic growth, cultural preservation, and community empowerment. The village has witnessed the positive impacts of tourism in terms of job creation, economic prosperity, and the revitalization of cultural heritage.