In the middle of a rolling landscape of vineyards and meadows, Le Savagnin holiday cottage is ideally situated for discovering the charms of the Revermont and Jura, an area of purity and a haven of green tourism. Some of the delights the Jura has to offer include its wines, comté cheese, landscapes, lakes, hiking trails, as well as a sense of well-being in the peaceful village of Brainans.
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Thanks to its large, southerly exposed garden, tent and terrace, Le Savagnin provides a haven of peace and quiet where you can relax with total peace of mind.
The surrounding countryside alternating between vineyards and meadows gives you the opportunity to enjoy beautiful walks, hikes and bike rides.
For fishing enthusiasts, the Orain River is quite close by.
10 minutes drive away
POLIGNY, the main comté cheese-producing town: shops specialising in Jura produce, as well as supermarkets for purchasing everyday necessities. An old fortified town, Poligny is home to many cheese cellars, as well as the Maison du Comté, an interactive museum to be discovered with the whole family before taking to the Comté route.
20 minutes drive away
ARBOIS, capital of the Jura wines and home to Pasteur: along with its churches, ramparts, old backstreets, Maison de Louis Pasteur and Musée des Vins, this historical town and capital of the Jura wines is also an important gastronomic centre.
CHATEAU-CHALON, home of the so famous VIN JAUNE: classified among the most beautiful villages of France and famous for its yellow wine, Château-Chalon looks down over the vineyards and hills of the Haute Seille river. It also offers an elusive view of the Revermont and Bressan plain.
LONS LE SAUNIER, thermal town: in this historical and picturesque town, you can enjoy the spa as well as strolling under the beautiful archway and discovering the “old” town.
25 minutes drive away
BAUME LES MESSIEURS, at the heart of the “cirque”: nestled in a lush landscape at the foot of the valley’s beautiful cliffs, this village is also classified among the most beautiful villages of France thanks to its abbey and caves, which are also open to visitors.http://www.baumelesmessieurs.fr
ARC ET SENANS, the royal saltworks: dating from the 18th century, this royal manufacture is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
30 minutes drive away
SALINS LES BAINS, city of sparkling waters : Salins les Bains is a spa town where water is omnipresent! Why not enjoy a rejuvenating dip in the spa’s natural bubbling waters! Most of the buildings are registered as historical monuments and you can also visit the saltworks museum. Salins les Bains is also well known for its ceramic art.
DOLE, city of history and art: situated on the edge of the river Doubs, this city and birthplace of Louis Pasteur takes you back to the time of the ancient earldom, where a series of small backstreets will reveal their secrets to you. You can also discover Notre Dame Basilica, its religious architecture, the Hôtel Dieu and fine arts museum, as well as the house where Louis Pasteur was born.
40 minutes drive away
THE LAKE REGION, LOW MOUNTAINS AND HERISSON WATERFALLS
Waterfalls of Herisson: merger of two streams that take their source in the superb waters of the Bonlieu and Ilay lakes before merging into a series of astonishing waterfalls, one more beautiful than the other. They are classified as a great natural site.
The Bonlieu, Ilay, Chalain and Vouglans lakes where you can enjoy canyoning, swimming, fishing or pleasure cruising…
Low mountains where you can enjoy such activities as hiking, climbing, ultra-light aircraft, cycling and mountain-bike riding.
All around Brainans
Sellières, small charming town with shopping facilities. The old stagecoach town of Sellières is remarkable for its church without a spire, its spire without a church.
Baudin and its forges to be visited.
Toulouse le Château, from its tower, an unrestricted view over the Revermont hills and vineyards.
Passenans, Saint Lothain, Frontenay : small wine villages full of charm in the heart of the vineyards.
Arlay, its castle and gardens are home to the Centre for Reproduction of Wild Fauna Species for the Jura. Most European daytime and nightime birds of prey are presented to the public.
Bletterans, main town of the Bressan Jura and home to a covered market.
Jura Museums: www.juramusees.fr
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