Franche-Comté
Jura

Jura

The Essential

The Jura may hide its light under a bushel, but it is a rich and well-preserved region that should absolutely be visited! On the agenda: bountiful nature, composed of forests, rivers, lakes and mountains, diverse heritage and top-notch crafts.
Some of its sites may be unique, such as the dazzling waterfalls, the Cascades du Hérisson, and spectacular blind valley, the Reculée de Baume, but others are just as remarkable, including the Lakes Region and the vast Forêt de Chaux.
An invigorating setting that lends itself to a fine array of activities: hiking, kayaking, skiing, trout fishing, thermal spa treatments… and tasting the local specialities, starting with comté cheese and the famous vin jaune of the Arbois vineyards.
You will also appreciate its designated Villes d'art et d'histoire, Dole, Lons-le-Saunier, Salins-les-Bains, which can boast having produced Louis Pasteur, Rouget de Lisle and, last but not least, The Laughing Cow cheese!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Jura
Cascades du Hérisson Cascades du Hérisson
Cascades du Hérisson
The source of the Hérisson is at an
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Belvedere of the Baume Rocks Belvedere of the Baume Rocks
Belvedere of the Baume Rocks
The cliffs of Baume, also known as the
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Baume Cirque Baume Cirque
Baume Cirque
Grandiose, spectacular, impressive!
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Cascade de l'Éventail
Cascade de l'Éventail
A path (leaving from Doucier, further
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Dôle old town Dôle old town
Dôle old town
With its narrow, winding streets, old
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Forêt de la Joux Forêt de la Joux
Forêt de la Joux
This conifer forest is the largest of
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