Punctuated by many cities of character, vineyards and valleys, Jura is a department of the Franche-Comte region which attracts many travellers every year. You will quickly be seduced by its architectural heritage, its gastronomic richness and its yellow wine! Quickly pack your bags to discover your holiday rental in Jura and enjoy its regional natural park.
Jura: between sports and discoveries, a stay in the countryside all year round
Pleasant in any season, the Jura department is adorned with a rich collection of landscapes, cultures, architectures and culinary specialties. Many travellers opt each year for a holiday rental in Jura and enjoy its mountains, valleys and lakes with happiness. Located near the Swiss border, in the heart of the Franche-Comte region, Jura is punctuated by tall and small mountains. From Dole to Lons-le-Saunier, let yourself be seduced by its towns of character with typical houses. Among them, Salins-les-Bains will captivate lovers of old stones with its two old forts which keep it like sentries.
Bordered by the Doubs river, the town of Dole is rich in historical heritage: you will have great pleasure strolling through its small alleys before sitting down on the terrace of a typical restaurant. The town of Lons-le-Saunier will also leave you with great memories with its arcades, its Place de la Liberte (freedom square), its small traditional cafes, its statue of Rouget de Lisle and its salt water baths.
As for the ancient fortified city of Poligny, it overlooks the Dan Cross. Surrounded by vineyards and pastures, it has its own charm: discover its 15th century collegiate church, its Cour des Ursulines and its Grimont castle. Do you prefer the authenticity of small villages? Then take advantage of your holiday rental in Jura to head for Baume-les-Messieurs with its abbey and caves. Also go and taste yellow wine at Chateau-Chalon and let yourself be surprised by the pretty waterfalls in Clairvaux-les-Lacs.
As for culinary specialties, the Jura is not to be outdone: let yourself be tempted by the Comte fondue, Montbeliard sausages, Bleu de Gex and morels, dishes to be washed down with a delicious yellow wine.
A wide range of activities near your holiday rental in Jura
Activities of all styles and for all ages await you close to your holiday rental in Jura: a great way to discover this French department, with family or friends.
Are you coming in winter? Take advantage of one of the five Jura ski resorts to perfect your downhill skiing technique. You can also try your hand at snowboarding on the 50 slopes that crisscross the department, or test other seasonal activities: snowshoeing, dog sledding, biathlon, snowball fight...
Tired of winter sports? Take the chairlift that climbs to the top of the Dole massif to enjoy a beautiful view of the valley. Then organize a picnic near the Lamoura lake. If the ice is thick enough, you can even skate! You should not miss either the museum of the polar worlds of Premanon.
If you prefer to choose a vacation rental in Jura in summer, you will be able to fill up on fresh air and thrills! Start by treating yourself a ride on a scooter pulled by sled dogs in the north of Jura. You can then opt for a nice walk to the Herisson waterfall, in Ilay.
Children will love visiting the Maison de la Vache qui Rit (the house of the Laughing Cow) in Lons-le-Saunier while thrill seekers will embark on a via ferrata in La Roche au Dade, or a baptism of paragliding. Water sports enthusiasts are not to be outdone, with numerous water ski clubs and introductory paddle, catamaran and windsurfing courses near Bersaillin, Doucier and Clairvaux-les-Lacs. Speleology in the Doye cave and the Rochat golf course are also on offer!