In Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Jura simply offers four destinations in one.
The Jura is a multiple destination. From north to south, the Pays de Dole and Val d'Amour, the Pays de Lons, Bresse and Revermont vineyards… Then the Land of Lakes, the Little MountainAnd finally the Haut-Jura… Offer amazed holidaymakers varied and exotic landscapes.
The essentials of the Jura department
In the Jura, start your journey at Dole, classified City of Art and History, before visiting Beaume-les-Messieurs or Chateau-Châlon. Then go to the discovery of the vineyards on the wine route. Then make way for dream landscapes at the Pic de l'Aigle, the belvedere of the 4 lakes, or the Hérisson waterfall.
Remarkable natural sites
Large site in France, the Hedgehog valley and the plateau of the 7 lakes are the scene of the Hérisson waterfalls. In the Haut-Jura Natural Park, discover the magnificent peaks, such as Crêt de la Neige for example, which rises to 1720 meters above sea level. In the heart of the Haute-Vallée de la Saine, gorges, waterfalls and chasms offer a striking spectacle.
When your stay in the Jura, walks and hikes will lead you to the most beautiful panoramas. By bike, the mountain bike trails and greenways will delight cyclists. In the Jura lakes region, hiking, trail running and mountain biking are in the spotlight. 35 kilometers long, Vouglans lake is ideal for the practice of water sports. But that's not all, the Jura is also a land of caving and canyoning. In winter, make way for cross-country skiing of course in Hautes-Combes, Rousses, Val de Morteau or the Retord plateau.
During your holidays, let yourself be seduced by the heritage of the region. The Hôtel-Dieu in Lons-le-Saunier, the house of Louis Pasteur, the former royal prisons or the Guillaum Towere are must-haves.