The small town of Lons-le-Saunier, which is famous for its thermal baths, is ideally located between la Bresse and the Pays des Lacs. During your high-end camping holiday in Lons-le-Saunier, take time…
A camping trip to Lons-le-Saunier: suggestions for excursions to the countrysid
Do you like hiking? Are you a fan of trail-running? Do you enjoy family walks? Well then, you’re in for a real treat! The area around Lons-le-Saunier is teaming with marked trails that you can follow on foot or mountain bike, suitable for the very young as well as more experienced, athletic types. To start with, head for Montorient observation point or Montaigu where you can admire the view of the surrounding area. Then make for the Beaume-les-Messieurs cirque, regarded as one of the region’s most beautiful sites. Oh, and while you’re there, why not visit the Grottes de Baume les Messieurs cave?
Visit to Lons-le-Saunier: from la Vache Qui Rit (the Laughing Cow) to place de la Comédie
You may not realize it but the first portions of the famous Vache Qui Rit cheese were made here, in Lons-le-Saunier. To find out more about this legendary product, head to the museum dedicated to the brand. During a fun visit, you’ll discover the secrets of this cheese created in 1921 and with a bit of luck,will get to find out the reason why the Laughing Cow is Laughing! Then make for place de la Comédie before cooling off amongst the water jets in place de la Liberté. Visit the arcades in the town centre and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of this charming thermal resort, before taking a tour of the parc des Bains, a 7 hectare natural site built around the thermal baths.
Gourmet holidays in Lons-le-Saunier
Once you’ve explored the natural sites around Lons-le-Saunier, followed by some cultural visits, it’s time to indulge in a few culinary delights. For your lunch, dinner or picnics with family and friends, opt for a plate of charcuterie with a few slices of Morteau sausage and some Jura cured sausage. Pair this with a selection of cheeses: Cancoillotte, Tomme grise, Arlier and Mamirolle. Add a few slices of fresh bread and you're all set!