Those last cold sensations and the thrill of the slopes mingle with your impatience for longer, warmer days. In spring, the Jura Mountains invite you to hike along the Grande Traversée du Jura trail, enjoy a deep breath of fresh air on walks between lakes and waterfalls, or go exploring the beautiful little villages.

Holidays for all

What's your kind of holiday? 

Constantly on the go and keen to push your boundaries with an action-packed schedule every single day? Or, on the contrary, looking forward to taking your time to enjoy the scenery, discover culinary delights and local traditions? Spring is when everyone can take time out, as Nature comes slowly back to life, the snow gradually yields to narcissus-festooned meadows, and the ski slopes yield to mountain bike trails.

So, ready to succumb to the joys of spring in the mountains?

A vélo sur la voie Verte de la ViaRhôna
A. Amiot - Viarhôna - BFC Tourisme
Greenways

Ideal for exploring

Along the greenways, between lakesides and waterfalls, there are plenty of itineraries that can be followed on foot, by bike, with a pushchair or on horseback, all waiting to be explored at your own pace.

See itineraries 

Lakes and waterfalls in spring

Nature slowly reclaims her place, the waterfalls are at their most beautiful, swollen by melting ice, and the lakes are unveiled to explorers. Take a deep breath of fresh air and recharge your batteries, accompanied once again by the pleasant sound of birdsong. The lakes of Saint Point and Genin beckon you, as does the Glandieu waterfall.

Cascade du Flumen
Vincent Edwell/Jura Tourisme
Cascade du Flumen Vincent Edwell/Jura Tourisme
Lac du Morond
SMMO
Lac du Morond SMMO
cascade du Lançot
Val et cirque de Consolation
cascade du Lançot Val et cirque de Consolation
Vue depuis le belvédère des 4 lacs
Mize en Boite production
Vue depuis le belvédère des 4 lacs Mize en Boite production
Cascades du hérisson au printemps
Corinne Vasselet / BFC Tourisme
Cascades du hérisson au printemps Corinne Vasselet / BFC Tourisme
Lac de l'entonnoir
Laurent Lepeule
Lac de l'entonnoir Laurent Lepeule
Get some fresh spring air

Finding accommodation

Spring makes you want to fill your lungs with fresh air again and, as the days pull out, spend quality time with the family in the great outdoors! Check out our accommodation ranging from campsites to guestrooms and from holiday villages to self-sufficient apartments. Whatever your preference, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the Jura Mountains.

Stroll through towns and villages full of character

A rich history is waiting to be explored in towns and villages that ooze with authentic charm! Tucked away in their natural settings, these little gems will help you understand the history of the Jura Mountains, along with all their secrets and curiosities.

Some have even been voted among the most beautifu villages in France.

Discover these towns and villages

Centre ville d'Arbois
Manon NEVERS / BFC Tourisme
Centre ville d'Arbois Manon NEVERS / BFC Tourisme
Chateau-Chalon en fleurs
Shutterstock
Chateau-Chalon en fleurs Shutterstock
Village de Lods, au bord de La Loue
Alain DOIRE Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Village de Lods, au bord de La Loue Alain DOIRE Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Montbéliard
Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Montbéliard Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Baume-Les-Messieurs et l'abbaye Saint-Pierre
Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme-BFC
Baume-Les-Messieurs et l'abbaye Saint-Pierre Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme-BFC

Take a city break

Treat yourself to a weekend in the city before heading for the summits of the Jura Mountains! Just choose your destination - Besançon, Dole, Lons-le-Saunier, Bourg-en-Bresse or Montbéliard - and enjoy a few days away from the daily grind. Check out our suggestions for weekend getaways!

En résumé
A propos
Cascade du Flumen Vincent Edwell/Jura Tourisme
Lac du Morond SMMO
cascade du Lançot Val et cirque de Consolation
Vue depuis le belvédère des 4 lacs Mize en Boite production
Cascades du hérisson au printemps Corinne Vasselet / BFC Tourisme
Lac de l'entonnoir Laurent Lepeule
A propos
Centre ville d'Arbois Manon NEVERS / BFC Tourisme
Chateau-Chalon en fleurs Shutterstock
Village de Lods, au bord de La Loue Alain DOIRE Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Montbéliard Alain DOIRE / BFC Tourisme
Baume-Les-Messieurs et l'abbaye Saint-Pierre Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme-BFC