Everything you need to prepare your visit
and discover Champagnole and its region!

Our Town & Region

The pearl of Jura


The Town today...and YesteryearOur partner storesUseful links

Our accommodations are located in the center of Champagnole, a charming and dynamic little town of 8,000 inhabitants. Built on the right bank of the Ain at an altitude of 540 m and at the foot of Mont Rivel, it is in the very heart of the Jura. With an active city center rich in quality shops as well as commercial areas on the immediate outskirts, this human-sized town wants for nothing, and its excellent geographical location as well as its economic dynamism make it very pleasant to live in. Champagnole, rightly named "the pearl of the Jura", also bears the title of capital of the first Jura plateaus.

It is located in the center of many iconic tourist sites, to the delight of young and old (and whether they are young or old!). The town surroundings constitute a natural patchwork, with the particular green of the pastures, the forests of Fresse and Joux, the blue of the meanders of the rivers of Ain, Londaine and the touch of red for the color of the typical roofs.

Champagnole was once a city that was equally well known for its many industries such as woodworking and steelmaking with its mills and forges, but also for its gastronomy, particularly the charcuterie, cheeses and honey. The latter endures to this day!

We have concluded partnerships with some of the best merchants in town, who will give you a 10% discount on presentation of your "Logis39" card!

  • Fromagerie JANIN (“France’s best workers” in 2015)
    21 Av. de la République, 03 84 52 00 97
  • Le Relais du Fumé (pork butcher, delicatessen)
    18 Av. de la République, 03 84 51 59 35
  • La Grange aux Pains (bakery)
    16 Rue Baronne Delort, 03 84 37 33 97
  • Le Sissebisse (restaurant) advance reservation strongly recommended
    6bis Rue Clemenceau, 09 53 77 08 08
  • Beauty Success (perfumery, beauty salon)
    8 Av. de la République, 03 84 52 06 92
  • Trott Jura
    Located at “Domaine de Chalain” and “Les Rousses” station

Below you will find several official links of the city and the region, useful for general tourism or for planning your visits.

The official Champagnole town website

All the info you will need to visit the Jura area

Jura Mountains & Rivers, another useful site for your hikes 

The official Bourgogne - Franche-Comté region website  

Another useful site on the Jura

The Jura, a paradise to discover

The Region

The Jura is an authentic and preserved "département", with multiple facets. This huge playground will delight sports enthusiasts - hiking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, climbing, snowshoeing -  and families alike, with its countless walks, lakes and waterfalls, viewpoints, bathing sites or museums... not to mention winter sports, with its downhill and cross-country ski resorts. The Jura is equally distributed between plain, hills and mountain, which gives it an infinity of landscapes to discover in all seasons. Come and taste the best-known dishes of this area, renowned for its cheeses such as Comté or Morbier, its charcuterie and its atypical wines that will delight your taste buds. Do not hesitate any longer, come and discover this magnificent region to fill up with energy and memories, a brief overview of which you can see in the slideshow below.

The most beautiful sites within 60km of Champagnole, with their GPS coordinates

Excursions & walks


Outdoor hikes...and to visit on a rainy day

You will find below the most beautiful walks and excursions near Champagnole, sorted by distance, with their GPS coordinates. You probably won’t be able to visit everything in one stay, so it will be an excellent reason for you to come back and see us!

Pertes de l'Ain (10 km)


GPS: N46.7244002, E5.9588462

Waterfall of la Billaude (10 km)


GPS: N46.6812242, E5.9372772

Sources of the Ain (15 km)


GPS: N46.7496343, E6.0232567

Belvedere of Fontenu (16 km)


GPS: N46.669834, E5.8136599

Nozeroy (medieval town, 16 km)


GPS: N46.775187, E6.038639

Chalain lake (19 km)


GPS: N46.6719112, E5.7871095

Bonlieu lake and La Ronde belvedere (23 km)


GPS: N46.5858559, E5.8729659

Waterfall of Les Tufs- Les Planches Pré Arbois (23 km)


GPS: N46.871668, E5.805164

Poligny (Capital of the County - 23 km)


GPS: N46.836429, E5.7091

Foncine le Haut (starting point of numerous hikes - 23 km)


GPS: N46.658353, E6.0731659

Car park of Pic de l’Aigle (24 km)


GPS: N46.610303, E5.9045757

Salins-les-Bains, thermal town (24 km)


GPS: N46.939685, E5.875801

Arbois, capital of the Jura wines (24 km)


GPS: N46.902851, E5.772342

Car park of the ''4 lacs'' belvedere (26 km)


GPS: N46.6252828, E5.9149056

Château-Chalon, the ''Vin Jaune'' capital (26 km)


Coordonnées GPS: N46.7549, E5.6263379

Hérisson waterfall (paying - 27 km)


GPS: N46.6154017, E5.8663228

Baume les Messieurs - one of France's most beautiful villages, Les Tufs waterfall and Les Roches belvedere (28 km)


GPS: N46.70982, E5.646007

Morbier ski station, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (30 km)


GPS: N46.5623058, E6.0242974

Abbaye lake (30 km)


GPS: N46.5348102, E5.9207152

Mont Poupet (32 km)


GPS: N46.9639653, E5.8852508

Clairvaux les Lacs, the lakes capital (35 km)


GPS: N46.576233, E5.751053

Lons-le-Saunier, Prefecture of the Jura (36 km)


GPS: N46.671361, E5.550796

Belvedere of La Scie (37 km)


GPS: N46.5491291, E5.7608532

Prénovel ski station - cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (37 km)


 GPS: N46.51202, E5.840052

Les Rousses ski station - Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (50 km)


GPS: N46.4476089, E6.0780143

Dole (60 km)


GPS: N47.09534, E5.49081

For these days, which we hope will be few, when the weather is less clement. Some unique places which all deserve a visit, either because they’re representative of the region or simply interesting.

Villa Palladienne
(Syam – 7 km)

County house
(Poligny – 23 km)

La Saline museum
(Salins-les-Bains – 24 km)

House of the Vine and Wine
(Arbois – 24 km)

A historic School
(Château-Chalon – 26 km)

Historic Vehicles museum
(Perrigny – 33 km)

Museum of “La vache qui rit”
(Lons le Saunier – 35 km

Museum of People-Feeding Machines
(Clairvaux-les-Lacs – 35 km)

Museum of Woodwork
(Bois d’Amont – 50 km)

Museum of Toys
(Moirans en Montagne – 52 km)

Museum of the Pipe and Diamond
(Saint-Claude – 53 km)

The world of Automatons
(Saint-Claude – 53 km)

The house of Pasteur
(Arbois – 24 km, and Dole – 60 km)