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About Jura

The mountainous borderland between France and Switzerland, Jura is tranquil, unspoilt and idyllic. Nature lovers flock to discover the Haut-Jura Regional Natural Park, crowned with forested mountains and crystalline lakes which tumble into waterfalls. Pretty towns and villages sit amongst world-class vineyards, winding rivers and verdant fields. This sense of bucolic rural bliss continues at many of the best place to stay in Jura, tucked within gorgeous gardens and fit for a whole host of tastes and budgets, with options ranging from cosy B&Bs to fabulous restaurants with rooms and converted chateaux.

If you’re looking for historic landmarks, museums and excellent eateries, base yourself close to Lons-le-Saunier or Poligny, both of which are attractive little towns with red-tiled roofs and mountain vistas. The spa resort of Salins-les-Bains is ideal for unwinding, whilst Dole brims with art and history, and the beautiful medieval village of Baume-les-Messieurs — home to the Abbey of Saint Pierre — is a well-placed springboard for marvelling at impressive waterfalls of the Reculée de Baume.

Explore the prehistoric Grottes des Moidons at Molain, try cross-country skiing at the resorts of the Haut-Jura, or go boating and fishing on the 35km-long Lac de Vouglans. Avid hikers and cyclists can follow the countless trails which weave their way between hills and farmland. Foodies, on the other hand, will delight in savouring Jura’s bounty of rich cheeses or tasting wine around Arbois and Château-Chalon. With so much to see and do in the area, the best places to stay in Jura fill up fast during the summer months. Book your trip well in advance!

The Best Places to Stay in Jura


  • Closerie des Capucines offers five elegant rooms in a characterful 17th-century townhouse. Unwind in the walled garden, take a dip in the pool and feast on big breakfasts before enjoying vineyard tours and tastings. The owner is a reputed winemaker. An intimate B&B gem.

For a Rural Escape

  • Maison Zugno is a mellow 17th-century house nestled within a verdant, century-old park near Poligny. Expect chic, contemporary interiors with eight romantic rooms offering space for up to 16 guests in total. Chef Quentin Defert's gourmet restaurant showcases top local flavours through innovative dishes. Very trendy.
  • Auberge de Chavannes has chic, contemporary rooms with polished pine and minimalist furniture. The wonderful restaurant specialises in regional dishes, and there are world-class wineries nearby. Brilliant for couples, friends and families dreaming of rural bliss.

For Food-Focused Luxury

  • Chateau de Germigney began life as an 18th-century hunting lodge. Now a luxurious hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant, it's a destination in itself for romantic couples and foodies. Stroll through gardens studded with century-old trees, swim in the natural pool, and unwind at the spa. Rooms are elegant and indulgent, with draped four-poster beds, and Chef Steven Naessens's Maison Jeunnet is a gem.

For an Apartment or Holiday Cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport or to Geneva International Airport and travel toyour destination in Jura by road or rail from there. Alternatively, catch the high-speed train from Paris via Dijon.
  • The Jura region is best explored with the flexibility of your own transport. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Summer is by far the most popular time to visit, with temperatures peaking at around 25°C in July and August. Spring and autumn are quieter and cooler. Come during the winter to ski up in the mountains.



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Best Hotels in Jura

  • Auberge de Chavannes Lons le Saunier (39570 Courlans) 11 rooms from £85

    Foodies  -  The restaurant celebrates Franche-Comté’s traditional regional gastronomy and organic, natural wines.
    Great walks  -  Standing in one of France's most prolific wine-producing regions, surrounded by vineyards and open green farmland.
    Sights nearby  -  A short drive from Chateau-Chalan, ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Vin Jaune.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A small hotel located in the heart of Jura, surrounded by picturesque countryside, dotted with vineyards. Light filled rooms are chic and contemporary with plenty of polished pine and minimalist furniture. The restaurant is wonderful and celebrates all things local. A charming stay. See More

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  • Closerie les Capucines Poligny (Arbois) 5 rooms from £99

    Wine tasting  -  Hotel can organise translator for winery visits
    Bicycles available  -  Free bicycles available
    Chateau  -  17th century building
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    Charming 17th century convent conversion in Jura. Peaceful and clean rooms with original features. Outdoor pool, garden, and solarium for catching the rays or star watching. Plenty to see in the local area and hotel bikes to borrow. A relaxed choice with charming homely touches. See More

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  • Maison Zugno Poligny (Barretaine) 9 rooms from £100

    Restaurant  -  Bistronomic style restaurant with well-made and beautifully presented dishes
    Views  -  All rooms have garden view
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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    Contemporary and cosy styles are gracefully combined in this mellow 17th-century house set in beautiful grounds. Rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with natural materials and designer furnishings. Bistronomic restaurant serves fabulous French food. Perfect for exploring the Jura. See More

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  • Chateau de Germigney Port-Lesney, Jura 20 rooms from £153

    Foodies  -  Two restaurants, both of which are highly regarded in the region for their colourful dishes, one with a Michelin star.
    Luxury  -  Stunning architecure, sumptuous rooms, and gourmet cuisine, all in a beautiful setting.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans and the Unesco rated Salt Mines at Salins-les-Bains.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    A former hunting lodge surrounded by lakes and charming villages. Luxurious interiors include romantic rooms and suites with four poster beds, glorious salons, and two restaurants, one gastronomic. Natural water swimming pool and close to the mountains. Stunning! See More

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