The essentials

What to see and do in the Jura department: the must-visit sites near the Grand Lac campsite

 

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The must-dos and must-sees of the Jura, nearby the campsite

The Jura is made up of majestic forests, the Grande Saline and the Saline Royale are UNESCO world heritage sites, the iconic reculées, unknown vineyards, world acclaimed expertise (heather pipe, etc), its many refreshing lakes and waterfalls and spectacular sceneries shaped by a rich and exceptional geology and history…

Discovering the Jura also means tasting local specialties of character-packed wines and regional dishes (Cheese comté fondu, Jura escalope,  Morbiflette and lots more) with unique flavors and iconic cheeses (comté, morbier, bleu de Gex).

The Jura experience caters for everyone: sports itinerary for some, vineyard itinerary or water leisure activities in our lakes for others.

 

Hikes you cannot miss!

THE HÉRISSON WATERFALLS

The “Route des Lacs” and its heavyweights  – Chalain and Vouglans and fitting snuggly between these two sparkling turquoise gems are twenty odd “pearls” all full of charm. The Aigle and the Hérisson can be spotted from the top of the Belvédère des 4  Lacs.

Enjoy a 8,5 km hike and discover the spectacular natural display of the 7 Hérisson waterfalls!

 

BAUME-LES-MESSIEURS

A “reculée”, a cave, a waterfall and an “imperial” abbey are just some of the treasures of Baume-les-Messieurs, one of the gems of the Jura and labelled a “Plus Beau Village de France” (most beautiful villages of France).

 

LONS-LE-SAUNIER

The capital of the Jura and the former city to the Princes of Orange watching over its heritage of treasures and a haven of tranquility and well being with the Lédonia thermal spas and the Maison de La vache qui rit.

 

THE BELVÉDÈRE DES 4 LACS VIEWPOINT

Duration: between 1 and 2 and a half hours for the return journey.

Length: 7km for the grand tour (marked out trail).

The belvédère du Pic de l’Aigle boasts splendid views over the Jura and the Mont Blanc valley. A viewing table at the summit gives you a 360° vista. Starting point: Chaux du Dombief

 

CHÂTEAU-CHALON

Château-Chalon is perched on the edge of the Revermont dominating a great little vineyard in the heart of the Vin Jaune country and also labelled a “Plus Beau Village de France” (most beautiful villages of France)

 

SALINS-LES-BAINS

Take a spot of outstanding natural beauty, at the bottom of a “reculée”, guarded by two old forts, add a little Comté city brimming with character, throw in a thermal spa resort renowned for its beneficial naturally salty water and a Unesco world heritage monument and you’ve got Salins-les-Bains.

 

Find out more information at the  office du tourisme de la région des lacs of the Lake region : 36 Grande Rue – 39130 – CLAIRVAUX LES LACS

Phone : +33 (0)3 84 25 27 47