The Region

World Wide Wisdom is located in the Jura.

The area is famous for its scenery and is ideal for walking, bicycling and sightseeing.

It is also an important place for the history of religious tolerance and the libertarian movement. Protestants persecuted in France for their religious convictions moved here in the late seventeenth century and many of them contributed to the setting up of watchmaking workshops and factories. For this reason this part of Jura is also known as Watch Valley and as "the land of precision" (le pays de la précision).

As for the libertarian movement, this was the birthplace of the Fédération Jurassienne and it was here, in 1872, that those expelled from Marx's First International came to hold their Anti-Authoritarian Congress
(Saint-Imier, 14-15 September 1872).