The Jura

The Jura at a Glance

Visiting The Jura

Eurocamp customers often bring their own cars here, but Jura’s close proximity to both Geneva and Lyon airports gives you a fly-drive option. You really will benefit from driving, to discover not just this gorgeous outpost of eastern France, but also the delights of Switzerland, and Germany’s Black Forest beyond.

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Feel Jura

Feel The Jura

Caught between Burgundy to the west and Switzerland to its east, the Jura has the best of both worlds, but is second to none.

You’ll be caught up in the sound and fury of rivers thundering through deep gorges in long cascades. But brought back down with the peace and quiet of medieval villages, ruined castles and isolated caves.

Taste Jura, Chateau d'Arlay

Taste The Jura

The perfect, white chicken of Bresse and the beef of Charolais are local specialities, but the cuisine here is one of the most varied and exciting in all of France. From cheese to chocolate, smokehouses to sausages, there’s quality in abundance.

Try the Vin Jaune, or yellow wine which, though it looks suspicious, is barrel-aged for six years and is similar in strength and body to sherry.

Explore Jura

Explore The Jura

Get your excuses ready for staying an extra week. You really won’t have time to see the many fine towns and ancient cities such as Dijon, Beaune and Chablis on a short visit.

Let alone the castles, lakes, parcs, the host of activities when the great outdoors beckons and, of course, the caves (the caves, the caves).

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This meeting place of three impressive valleys is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. You must explore the caves, the 10th Benedictine abbey and the town’s unspoilt traditional houses. Yes, you must!



It’s a 60km drive to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, but worth all the ‘are we there yets’ for its beautiful historic buildings, including the cathedral, palace and museums. You must visit the 19th century astronomical clock, a listed national monument of France.

Cascades du Herrison

Cascades du Herrison

Take a hike through the magical valley to see the 31 waterfalls and torrents. The Grand Saut waterfall is 60 metres high and near the impressive Evantail waterfall is a museum dedicated to the natural site and its legends.

Dino Zoo

Dino Zoo

Préhisto-Parc at Réclère is a great day out where you can enter the lost world of the dinosaur. Better adjust your watch as you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back a million years. Play ‘name that dinosaur’, wobble across the lake on a chain bridge. Combine your visit with a trip to the caves of Réclère, situated just below the park.

Hiking along the river Doubs

Hiking along the river Doubs

Strolling along the river Doubs is one of the most romantic routes you will ever take. So why not propose a stroll? And if all that ‘romance’ gives you an appetite but you’re on the wrong side of the river, the restaurant offers a little boat to ferry you across.

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