Come spend a weekend in the Gex region and its Monts Jura resort. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city and the stresses of day-to-day life, take the time with your family to appreciate our spectacular panoramic views of Mont Blanc, plunge into the Age of Enlightenment at the home of Voltaire, and explore the summits of Jura. Take a break to simply enjoy a timeless moment surrounded by nature and culture. Bon voyage !

Video of a family weekend in the resort of Monts-Jura!

Day 1 - morning

From the Faucille Pass to the summit!

Take to the heights... Some say that one of the best panoramic views in the whole of Europe can be seen from Monts Jura! A little presumptuous? We suggest you come and judge for yourself... by taking the hybrid lift from the Faucille Pass to the top of the Petit Mont Rond. There, Nicolas, your guide, will help you discover the spectacular panorama over the city and lake of Geneva as well as the Mont Blanc if it chooses to emerge from the clouds. If it does, have your smartphone ready to snap away!

Discover the Faucille Pass

rando en famille au col de la Faucille
Mizenboite | Montagnes du Jura
rando en famille au col de la Faucille Mizenboite | Montagnes du Jura
Rando sur les crètes du Jura depuis le col de la Faucille
Julie HANN - BFC Tourisme
Rando sur les crètes du Jura depuis le col de la Faucille Julie HANN - BFC Tourisme
Mont-Blanc et Lac Léman depuis le col de la Faucille
Julie HANN - BFC Tourisme
Mont-Blanc et Lac Léman depuis le col de la Faucille Julie HANN - BFC Tourisme
Day 1 - afternoon

Fun activities galore: summer luge and electric scooters

Fancy an adrenalin-filled afternoon? Then head for the Faucille Pass to ride on the rail luge! As fabulous as any roller coaster, with a 1,365-metre descent full of twists and turns of up to 540°. Fits of laughter guaranteed in a moment of togetherness between the generations!

Practical info about the Faucille Pass summer luge

So why not prolong the fun with an e-scooter ride? Explore Monts Jura on an off-road scooter to admire our most beautiful landscapes. A great opportunity to discover the mountains and enjoy the fun without all the effort. Freedom here you come!

Day 2 - Morning

Visit to Voltaire's château

Step into the home of Voltaire and the Age of Enlightenment. The philosopher purchased this palace in 1759 and lived there for about twenty years, writing books such as his famous Philosophical Dictionary of which you are probably aware. Discover the château by way of a captivating interactive tour that's extremely interesting. So who can tell us the date of completion of Voltaire's château? Let us know after the tour!

More info about Voltaire's palace

Visite en famille du château de Voltaire
Mizenboite | Montagnes du Jura
Visite en famille du château de Voltaire Mizenboite | Montagnes du Jura
Salle de l'Orangerie du château Voltaire
Sarah Dupont
Salle de l'Orangerie du château Voltaire Sarah Dupont
Vue de l'aile gauche - Château de Voltaire
Vue de l'aile gauche - Château de Voltaire

Added bonus

Indulge in a bucolic moment in the gardens, admiring the sculptures and observing the sheep that graze peacefully here.

Day 2 - Afternoon

Adventure, sensations and a spectacular panorama at Fort l’Ecluse

Another spot of history at Fort l’Ecluse, truly a masterpiece of military architecture. Built into the rock and towering above the River Rhône, this fort with two towers and a vast enclosure links up with the higher fort via a flight of 1,165 steps, no less. This physical challenge will take you to the fort's highest point where, from the terrace, you'll look down on the Vuache hills and the Rhône. An outstanding panoramic view that you'll never forget!

For adrenalin addicts, we recommend you try the treetop adventure trail at the Fort, where you'll enjoy the views as well as the challenge! Sounds good?

Practical info on visiting Fort de l'Ecluse

By night

Added bonus

On Wednesdays and Sundays, at nightfall, stare in wonder at a magical "Sound & Light" show against the backdrop of this magnificent site. Out of this world!

Recommended restaurants and accommodation

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