Capital of Alsace, this ancient city is dominated by the soaring spire of one of the loveliest cathedrals in France. Petite France is the most picturesque area, where the river divides into four canals spanned by bridges. It’s bound to make you cross.
Camping Holidays in The Jura
Towns and Villages of Jura
A picturesque village with a fortified bridge, overlooked by castle ruins that form part of the town walls.
The beautiful Swiss city set amidst stunning alpine scenery on Lac Leman. Take a steamer trip across the lake, or walk along the Quai du Mont Blanc and see the highest fountain in the world, the magnificent Jet d’Eau. No pressure?
From this attractive village, surrounded by natural lakes, you can follow the beautiful woodland trails along the River Hérisson.
Dole’s origins stretch back to the 11th Century and a stroll around the old town will provide a fascinating trip back in time. Visit the 16th century Church of Notre Dame, and its unusual, mossy roof, the birthplace of Louis Pasteur (Maison Natale de Pasteur) and Musée Pasteur.
The city centre of Dijon has everything from Gothic churches, like the magnificent 13th century Notre Dame, to narrow cobbled streets. If you get half a chance go to the old merchant’s Quarter.
This pretty medieval town has narrow cobbled streets lined with 16th century half-timbered houses.
While Champagnole, ‘the Pearl of Jura’, may lack grand cathedrals and mighty buildings, it is a pretty and pleasant spot to while away an afternoon so go there for lunch.
Besançon is a treasure trove for lovers of fine architecture. From the Renaissance facades of the Grand Rue to the stunning Astronomical Clock, it‘s bound to tick your box.
Arbois sits amongst impressive forests and some of the region’s most celebrated vineyards. Several wine cellars are open to the public, but don’t spend too long tasting, or you’ll let the boyhood home (and favoured holiday destination) of Louis Pasteur get past your eyes.