Saint-Claude is a commune in the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France.
The town was originally named Saint-Oyand after Saint Eugendus. However, when St. Claudius had, in 687, resigned his Diocese of Besançon and had died, in 696, as twelfth abbot, the number of pilgrims who visited his grave was so great that, since the thirteenth century, the name "Saint-Claude" came more and more into use and has to-day superseded the other.
Saint-Claude Cathedral, former seat of the Bishops of Saint-Claude, is located here.
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