Day 1 - Noon
Gourmet meal at the foot of the Crêt de la Neige
Aptly nicknamed "Le Centre", this restaurant in the department of Ain is a hotspot of culinary traditions, glorified here by chef Benjamin Brejassou. Our favourite is the "Monts-Jura" fondue (cheese, white wine, yellow wine, porcini mushrooms) served with charcuterie and a salad, just to clear your conscience.
The icing on the cake is the restaurant's choice location in Lélex, elevated to 900 metres, at the foot of the slopes opposite the gondola lift. More importantly, it stands just below the highest summit of the Jura Mountains, Crêt de La Neige, which makes it the ideal spot from which to head off on a new adventure…
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The 800-metre descent under the stars that seem to follow you feels like a living dream.
Day 2 - Morning
Gliding across the snow... on the trails of La Vattay!
La Vattay has quite a reputation among cross-country skiers, and it's no wonder! With 130 km of slopes in both France and Switzerland, the site extends along the Valserine valley, offering a remarkable diversity of trails of all levels of difficulty (from green to black) for a skiing experience of unrivalled quality — thanks to the double lanes that accommodate both skiing styles.
Besides getting exercise, you'll feel truly and wholly at one with the elements, amid the immaculate, sparkling landscape.
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Day 2 - Afternoon
Sled ride... towed by a Comtois horse!
An unusual way to travel in a bewitching natural setting!
Explore across the snow in a sled towed by... a draught horse! But not just any breed, because the Comtois breed of horse is in its element when it trots along in the crisp mountain air. Unlike a sleigh, the sled allows you to ride close to the ground where you experience the pleasant sensation of speed.
Ride on a horse-drawn sled
Day 2 - Evening
End in style at the Jiva Hill
To round off your getaway in the Pays de Gex region, why not treat yourself to an amazing overnight stay? Set in the heart of a private 50-hectare estate, the Jiva Hill Resort offers guests an instant feeling of peace of mind generated by the natural surroundings. This sensation is enhanced by the friendly and elegant atmosphere.
Ideal for recharging your batteries, thanks to the wellness facilities and vast range of treatments, this is also a great place to eat. The creative chef, Jean-François Vasseur, tickles your tastebuds with the revisited modern gastronomy that he masters so well, with essential classics that he adjusts through the seasons...
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