Succomb to the gentle charms of the Jura.
Walk in the magnificent forests of the Upper Jura Regional Natural Park, sample some of the region’s excellent cheeses – comté, morbier, tomme or raclette – accompanied by a glass of one of the famous local Arbois wines which include the famous vin de paille (straw wine) and vin jaune (yellow wine), and set out to explore the region Franche-Comté.
The wide range of sights and activities on offer here make our campsites in the Jura the ideal holiday destination in summer or winter. The Jura mountains are Europe’s number one destination for Nordic sports and in the winter they provide the very best of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and dog sledding, while the five ski areas offer downhill skiing for all levels and all ages.
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A holiday in the foothills of the Jura Mountains
A camping holiday in the Jura is the ideal way to explore this area of exceptional natural beauty with its mountains, lakes and waterfalls and its varied flora and fauna. A stay at one of our campsites in the Jura will bring you closer to nature and provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, whatever the season.
The charm of the Jura also lies in its unspoiled and varied countryside, just waiting to be discovered on foot, by bike or on horseback. Whether you want to relax, get out and about, explore or sightsee, you’ll find the holiday of your dreams at a campsite in the Jura.
Perfect for family holidays, the Jura also offers a range of unusual activities destined to delight young and old alike:
- A ride in a dog sled
- La Maison de La Vache qui Rit visitor centre
- Farm visits
- A tour in a horse-drawn carriage
- Pony trekking
- A railway trip across the Jura on the breath-taking "Ligne des Hirondelles"
The exceptional natural heritage of the Jura
Full of lakes, waterfalls and rivers, the Jura was created and defined by water. As a result, it offers a wealth of water sports opportunities including swimming, canoeing and kayaking, rafting and canyoning. What could be more enjoyable than a quick dip followed by a picnic with all the family on the banks of a lake or river? All part of a holiday you’ll never forget…
Ideally placed, our campsites in the Jura make an ideal base for exploring the area’s cultural and architectural sites as well its major natural landmarks, including:
- The Hérisson Waterfalls and the Lac de Chalain
- The Lac de Vouglans
- The Château de Chalon
- The Route des Vins
- The town of Dome
Sample the tastes and flavours of the Jura
Take advantage of a camping holiday in the Jura to sample some of its delicious local fare. As well as its own wines and cheeses, the Jura boasts a range of other mouth-watering specialities including Bresse chicken, Morteau smoked sausage, honey and chocolate.
Used in a host of recipes from the simple and homely to sophisticated cuisine, the local produce of the Jura is wholesome and full of flavour and can be sampled in the region’s cafés and restaurants. Try a glass of Chardonnay to accompany a dish of Bresse chicken, a Comté cheese fondue or a slice of bilberry tart – all delicious!
The food and wines of the Jura bring the passions and traditions of this beautiful area to your plate!