An authentic farmhouse inn, a vast chalet for your whole group, a guesthouse with mountain views... We've selected a dozen or so places where the living is easy in the heart of the Jura Mountains. Enjoy the last pleasant moments of the season in the sanctuary of Jura's unspoilt wilderness... A heavenly setting that's sure to keep the blues away!

Every step has been taken to welcome you in the best possible conditions. These carefully-selected accommodation options are available for an autumn weekend getaway or longer.

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Staying close to nature, at one with nature

Gite de la roche d'Orvaz
Gite de la roche d'Orvaz

Return to the roots at the Roches d'Orvaz gîte where nothing, absolutely nothing, undermines the beauty of Jura's harmonious nature.

Take the experience further still by treating yourself to a digital detox. Because here in this remote place, it's so hard to get a signal that you'll end up switching off your phone.

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Le pas de moineau
Le pas de moineau

Gîte le Pas de Moineau

This ancient farmhouse dating from the French Revolution has been tastefully renovated and retains all its rustic charm.

 

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Gite le Pas de Moineau

On the premises: massages, treatments, spa bath (open in autumn). The gîte stands in a bucolic setting with views over the Bugey hillsides. Here you'll appreciate the absolute silence and the incredibly colourful array of Bugey vines in the autumn.

The Valserine ecofriendly campsite

Sheep, hens, goats...and pretty chalets (or pitches for campers with vans or tents) share 2 hectares on a lush green riverbank, all surrounded by the highest mountains of Jura...

Local produce, solar panels, recycled waste, heat pump for the swimming pool.. This campsite has a firm commitment to be mindful of nature and has been rewarded with a number of ecolabels!

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Straight from the farm

La ferme des Luisots près de la Suisse
Sandrine Baverel - BFC Tourisme
Reminiscent of yesteryear

Les Louisots farmhouse

In the Jura Mountains, you cannot fail to see the typical Franche-Comté farmhouses. Many of these impressive, authentic buildings have wooden chimneys that stand tall above the smokehouses used for salted meats.

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chambres d'hôtes la ferme des Luisots
Sandrine Baverel - BFC Tourisme

Such is the case here at Les Luisots, a 16th-century farmhouse that stands proudly surrounded by spruce forests and meadows scattered with grazing cows of the lovely Montbéliard breed.

Added bonus: jam, comté cheese and other products are available from the farm shop, and meals can be served in the dining room.

Au nid de la Grange Forest
Au nid de la Grange Forest
Sheep in the meadows

Au Nid de la Grange Forest

Here, the cows are replaced by sheep, which can be contemplated at will from the vast terrace that looks down over the meadows. You can even fetch the eggs from the henhouse, which the children will thoroughly enjoy! 

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Petit déjeuner à la Ferme de fleurette
Ferme de fleurette
Among the cows

La Ferme de Fleurette

Have you always wanted to know how comté cheese is made? Ever fancied watching the cows being milked?

Then this guesthouse owned by a couple who breed Montbéliard cows is just the place for you!

La Ferme de Fleurette

During your stay, you're sure to have an opportunity to taste Mont d'Or, another of the region's famous cheeses.

To pursue this theme, walk up to the Mont d'Or summit just a stone's throw from the guesthouse!

Places of charm

L'Etang du moulin - SPA
Elise Pourny
Secret refuge

L'Etang du Moulin

Now here's a place full of character that offers a mix of all the very best the Jura Mountains have to offer: an extremely well-preserved environment around the lake and in the forest, rooms that are cosy and spacious, a wellbeing area, and a gourmet restaurant where local produce takes pride of place.

All of this in the heart of a secret little wilderness, the cradle of high-precision clockmaking craftsmanship.

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Le repère des Anges
Le repère des Anges
A retreat not far from Besançon

Le Repère des Anges

Between the Franche-Comté capital, Besançon, and the UNESCO-listed Royal Saltworks, the road winds its way up to a panoramic terrace from where this guesthouse and its swimming pool overlook the Doubs Valley.

A delightful haunt that's perfect for recharging your batteries!

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Repère des Anges dans leDoubs
Repère des Anges

For groups

Les Greniers du Meix Lagor

Imagine an old, beautifully-converted barn standing amid mountain pastures, 1,100 metres above sea level, just for you and your group to enjoy! Tempted? With 5 rooms and 15 beds, it has room for everyone. As for the decor, expect to see untreated materials and generous dimensions.

Perfect to ensure every guest enjoys an energy boost, be it indoors in the relaxation area, or in the mountain air of the great outdoors!

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Near Lyon

La Grange Valentin

4 hectares of greenery in which to get together. Explorers can head for the Brou Monastery or the Allymes Castle. The others will be able to take it easy in the library or on the banks of the lake.

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Into the wild

Gîte le Chalet

Welcome to this remote (but approachable) farmhouse lost in what could be the set of "Into the Wild". Its two gîtes (sleeping 21 guests in all) invite you to bring your family or friends for a getaway close to nature.

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Vue depuis le Belvédère du Saut du Doubs en automne
Nicolas Gascard / Montagnes du Jura
Indian summer experience

Discovering the destination in autumn

Autumn is the season when the Jura Mountains look more than ever like Canada. Between lakes and waterfalls, we're spoilt for choice, but the scenery is stunningly beautiful wherever you look. Besides the landscapes, the autumn also comes with a whole host of activities.

So are you ready to pack your bags for the Indian summer experience in the Jura Mountains?

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