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Boncourt, Switzerland

Boncourt, Switzerland
Boncourt is a municipality in the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura in Switzerland. The nearest part of Switzerland to the English Channel, Boncourt is connected to the S.N.C.F. network by a single track rail, planned to reopen in 2009. During the Second World War Boncourt was a vital staging post for French speaking Switzerland, and the resistance. Boncourt is the first town on the Swiss border when travelling from Paris to Berne via Belfort. Passengers travelling to Boncourt from Paris today change at Belfort for the optymo. fr hourly connecting bus service to Delle. The cff. ch train runs from Delle at 33 minutes past each hour to Boncourt where it arrives at 36 minutes past the hour continuing to the lake at Bienne. Industry: Boncourt is on the frontier of the Jura in Switzerland and the railway has been a major employer for over 150 years. The foundation http://www. jurassienne. de. tl is marketing the international railway and ship connections via Boncourt from London to Athens. British American tobacco http://www. bat. ch is another major employer in Boncourt which has a restaurant open to the public. Major attractions for visitors to Boncourt are the public swimming pool, the international railway, the Church, the schools, the shopping arcade and the famous Mont Renaud where a funicular railway is to be built.

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