A weekend in Lons-le-Saunier is about unwinding at the spa and visiting the town centre, the Laughing Cow Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and more. It is also an opportunity to take advantage of this ideal location in Jura to explore the surrounding area, recharge your batteries at the lakesides, visit the vineyards to taste Jura wines, or enjoy a breath of fresh mountain air at the resort of Les Rousses, for example.

Day 1

Spa baths and museums, the essentials

The spa resort

What better way to kick off the day than relaxing in a saltwater bath at 32°C? That's exactly what you can do when you spend a weekend at a spa resort.

So now you're raring to go and explore the lovely town centre of Lons where you absolutely must stop for a coffee on Place de la Liberté, then head for the multitude of shops under the arcades of the Rue du Commerce.

Museums

Culture fans will enjoy visiting the small but very interesting Fine Arts Museum where you'll be able to admire paintings by Courbet, Bruegel the Younger and other famous artists.

But the real star of Lons-le-Saunier is... the Laughing Cow! Indeed, those famous cheese triangles have been made right here in Lons since 1919. To go behind the scenes and find out why this worshipped red cow has been laughing for the past century, head for the museum devoted to it!

 

Did you know?

The Marseillaise comes from... Jura!

Behind the French national anthem made famous by the soldiers of Marseille (hence its title... Marseillaise), there is also a man from Jura! In 1792, Captain Rouget de Lisle (a musician), who was born in Lons-le-Saunier, spent a night composing this "War song for the Rhine Army".

An anthem capable of motivating his troops as revolutionary France went to war with her European neighbours.

Day 2

Places to visit in the surrounding area

Lons-le-Saunier makes a great base from which to explore the surrounding area and visit some of Jura's key sites.

Découverte du vignoble jurassien près de lons
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Découverte du vignoble jurassien près de lons Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Randonner à la station des Rousses à 1H de Lons
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Randonner à la station des Rousses à 1H de Lons Pierre_WITT__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
A voir autour de Lons: village de Château Chalon
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A voir autour de Lons: village de Château Chalon Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Se promener autour de lons. Ici le lac de Bonlieu
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Se promener autour de lons. Ici le lac de Bonlieu Julie_Hann__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme

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Découverte du vignoble jurassien près de lons Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Randonner à la station des Rousses à 1H de Lons Pierre_WITT__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
A voir autour de Lons: village de Château Chalon Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Se promener autour de lons. Ici le lac de Bonlieu Julie_Hann__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme