Nestled in the heart of the Jura, between 500 and 1160 meters above sea level (CFF station 529 m), Moutier is a
city where the inhabitants still know how to take the time to live, stop and savor a unique moment! A discreet, calm corner of the country, in a particular setting, a little steep, wild in places and breathtakingly beautiful at times.
The Jura massif is around 750 kilometers long, while the Swiss Jura (from Dôle to Regensberg) stretches over 216 kilometers and represents 10% of the area of Switzerland.
Le Raimeux (highest point at 1302 m), Golats, Montagne de Moutier, Moron, Mont Girod, Graitery and a little further on Maljon are the natural limits of the town, which is located at the intersection of 'a syncline (Petit-Val and Grand-Val) and two locks (gorges de Court and gorges de Moutier).
The gorges of Moutier, crossed by the Birse, are recognized as a geological site of European importance. They offer one of the most typical faces of the pleated Jura. A curled limestone carpet where we can observe folds torn by rivers and jagged ridges, as for example at the entrance to the Moutier lock. There is the Raimeux ridge, on which climbing is practiced. As for the Raimeux forest, the authorities of the canton of Bern consider it a nature reserve to be protected.
The natural sites of the Provost region offer a thousand possibilities for nature lovers in general, and sportsmen in particular. The rocky ridges of the gorges are known the world over to rock-climbing enthusiasts, and take-off sites for free flight are gaining a reputation. Walking and mountain biking are some of the activities that can be practiced in a rich and varied nature, magnificent in every season.