Saint-Claude has everything, from precision craftsmanship to unsuspected heritage, all in an amazing setting of summits, forests, gentle elevations and a mountain stream. This is the dream destination for a mini-break with the children, who will discover the joys of the great outdoors through pony rides, canyoning and picnicking in remote places. They'll learn about woodworking, pipemaking and other fascinating crafts that have almost been forgotten. More importantly, they won't want to leave, and neither will you!
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Day 1 - Morning
A fun way to explore Saint-Claude
Take the family on an adventure that plunges you into the atmosphere of Saint-Claude as you discover the town's heritage wealth and historic features!
A fun way to explore, this treasure hunt can be enjoyed at any tme of year, for a journey into a fantasy world as you go in search of the iconic sites of the capital of Haut-Jura.
Pick up your backpack from the Tourist Office, to find inside a collection of games, a legend about the town, an incredible map, a few mysterious objects, and a set of challenges to meet for an amazing final.
Since the 19th century, Saint-Claude has been known across the world for its pipemaking expertise. Chacom, one of the town's last remaining pipe factories, opens its doors to visitors. It's a fascinating subject, whether you're a pipe smoker or not!
Visit their museum, pipe workshop and factory shop, to fully appreciate the excellence of this typical craftsmanship of Jura.
Both children and adults are sure to be amazed by the technical gestures carried out with great precision by the expert pipe-makers
Find out all there is to know about the cheeses of Jura
Comté, Bleu de Gex, Mousseron… the cheeses of Jura are known the world over, but how are they made? Visit this dairy to watch the cheesemakers at work and learn about their expertise. Wander through the vast tour gallery featuring interactive games for an amusing learning experience with the children.
In the dairy cooperative shop you'll also find some delicious local products made for sharing.
Quality time with the family, pushing the boundaries to make great memories
Canyoning and river hiking
To round off your fabulous getaway, we recommend a refreshing activity the whole family can enjoy: canyoning! This is the ideal activity for family fun and an opportunity to surpass yourself.
In one of the most beautiful canyons of Europe, you'll descend a mountain river by walking, swimming, abseiling, whizzing down natural slides and jumping into the natural pools carved out by the torrent.
An exhilarating and refreshing afternoon in breathtaking surroundings that can only be found in the Jura Mountains!