• Nearest Lake: Direct Access

  • Nearest River: Le Hérisson, l'Ain 5km

  • Nearest Town: Doucier 3km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Cascades Du Hérisson: 10km
    • Lons Le Saunier: 21km
    • Arbois: 48km
    • Geneva: 88km

Sightseeing

Stroll or cycle around the stunning lake to which you have direct access from the parc. Take a drive to the Herisson valley where you can walk along the footpath lined with no less than 31 waterfalls and visit its museum where you can learn of the local history and legends. 22 miles away is the town of Arbois, a very pretty town worth a day-trip.

Days Out

Chateau Chalon

Château Chalon

Château Chalon is also close by, which is home to a 13th century castle, an ancient fortified gateway and an 11th century Romanesque church. The local village is also famous for its yellow wine should you be in need of refreshment after your adventures.

Chateau d'Arlay

Château d’Arlay

The gardens of Château d’Arlay are fun themed: trees and plants are arranged to resemble traditional games such as croquet and dominoes. The château itself is a former convent and is now home to the centre for wild fauna species, like owls and birds of prey.

Lake Chalain

Lac de Chalain

This parc is in such a stunning setting you will hardly feel the need to venture out for sightseeing. Lac de Chalain is one of Jura’s most impressive lakes where you can fish all day long or take to the water for a great range of watersports. 

Pasteur Museum

The home of Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur grew up in the area and his childhood home is now open to the public. It remains exactly as it was in his day so you can transport back to the time of the genius’s youth and see his instruments and workspace.

Caves

Grotte des Planches

Grotte des Planches is just over 35 km away and is well worth a visit. It is a series of caves which are continuously shaped by an underground river with stalactites, organ pipes, pine forests and lots more geological features which are sure to impress.

Baume les Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Magnificent waterfalls can be seen at Baume-les-Messieurs. This area is rich in unspoilt beauty; you must explore the caves, the 10th Benedictine abbey and the town’s unspoilt traditional houses.

Herrisson waterfalls

The Museum of Hérisson

There are many trails around Lake Chalain, some of which follow the river Hérisson which cascades into magnificent waterfalls. The Museum of Hérisson is very interesting with tales of local legends and the area’s history.

Events in the Region

Belfort Hot Air Balloon Festival

Belfort plays host to a Hot Air Balloon Festival every year on the first weekend in September, with balloons from all over Europe participating in competitions and flight exhibitions. A great display! 2018 dates to be confirmed.

Off Parc Activities

Set on the banks of the Lac de Chalain, this beautiful parc offers you lakeside beaches, lots of sporting activities and some lovely walks. In addition to the superb facilities onsite there are riding stables just 3 km away, as well as golf courses and places to take a boat trip nearby.

The following activities are available off parc:

Activities Information

Golf

25 km from site

Horse Riding

3 km from site

Karting

30 km from site

Boat trips

27 km from site
Sports Information

Kayaking

10 km from site

Walking

Walking and hiking

Jura is a land of lakes, waterfalls, mountains, thick forests and deep gorges with towering limestone cliffs. In fact, this area gave the word 'Jurassic' to the world. It is also home to the famous wine region of 'Côtes du Jura', where the oldest lineages of grapes in France are grown and local recipes have been handed down even from Roman times. From May to September you will hear warblers such as Chiff Chaffs and Black Caps, and see Chaffinches and Redstarts. Small brown lizards dart across the footpaths, and blue and green dragonflies can be seen by the water’s edge. Jura offers a wealth of natural wonders and a plethora of walking opportunities.

Eurocamp Active - Walking
Eurocamp Active - Walking

Walking booklet

To help you make the most of your Walking parc, we offer our exclusive booklet with 6 bespoke routes for download from your holiday file on all walking parcs.

Eurocamp Active - Walking
Eurocamp Active Walk Gradings

Suitable for all ages. Some are also suitable for pushchairs (listed on terrain information for a particular walk). Total distance of track does not exceed 10km. Flat or gentle hills. No steep sections, no scrambling. Can include up to 200m of ascent/decent. Adequate signs at majority of intersections. Walkers need no previous experience but are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety, especially in tidal zones.

Overview of our 6 exclusive Eurocamp walking routes

Walking route name
Difficulty level
Distance
Highest Point
Height Change
Walking Time
Access
The Four LakesModerate11.5 km822 m86 m3.5 hrs (approx.)20 minutes drive from parc
Château-Chalon VineyardsChallenging10 km495 m246 m4hrs (approx.)40 minutes drive from parc
Lac de Chalain, Marigny and FontenuChallenging10.4 km623 m156 m3.5 hrs (approx.)Direct from parc
Marigny and returnLeisurely3.9 km537 m45 m1.5 hrs (approx.)10 minutes drive from parc
An Amble around Lac de BonlieuLeisurely7.7 km (or 5 km alternative)826 m65 m2.5 hrs (Or 1.5 hrs alternative)15 minutes drive from parc
Lac de Chalain circuitModerate9.5 km554 m74 m3.5 hrs (approx.)Direct from parc

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