A leisure destination!
The Jura's key strength is undoubtedly the diversity of its landscapes and the natural curiosities that it encompasses, with its lakes, forests, vineyards and mountains.
The region is also renowned for its culinary delights. You’ll enjoy tasting typical fare such as a piece of Comté cheese with a glass of white Arbois wine.
Between the plains and the mountains, Lons le Saunier, the main town in the Jura, allegedly takes its name from the Latin words "Ledo salinarius", the town of salt. In fact, the town’s first inhabitants set up residence around the Puits-Salé and Lédonia springs.
Don’t forget to wander down the picturesque cobbled Rue des Arcades, where you’ll find the birthplace of Rouget de Lisle, the writer and composer of the Marseillaise (the French national anthem).