About the tour: The Jura – A Taste of Traditional France

The Jura region of France is synonymous with fine, distinctive cuisine and excellent wines. This new tour explores the natural beauty of lakes, waterfalls, mountains, meadows and forests, as we visit charming traditional villages in this undiscovered but beautiful corner of France. We base our stay in the quaint little town of Malbuisson, which is so typical of the Franche-Comté region.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 course evening meals with drinks included (1 bottle of wine between 3 people & tea /coffee) to include 1 night in the Restaurant du Fromage & 1 night at la Ferme Restaurant
  • 3 lunches with drinks included
  • Welcome drink at hotel
  • Local joining points

7 days from £1059 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    Continue south and into the Jura, to Besançon, capital of Franche-Comté. Explore the delightful Old Town, which is built around a loop on the River Doubs. The city is dominated by the imposing medieval Citadel which overlooks the town. See the Renaissance Palais Granvelle, Victor Hugo’s birthplace and the famous Astonomical clock. We include a guided walk of the city before we continue to our hotel in Malbuisson four nights. Enjoy a welcome drink before our 4-course meal in the gastronomic Restaurant le Lac.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Besançon

    After breakfast, head through the rolling Jura mountain foothills to the picturesque wine town of Arbois – which is also the birthplace of Louis Pasteur. Regarded as the Jura’s wine capital, Arbois is known for its rosé wine and distinctive Vin Jaune. Stroll around the pretty winding streets of this little town and then enjoy a local wine tasting. Lunch included at a restaurant in Arbois or Salins les Bois.

    This afternoon takes us on a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans. Witness fascinating examples of 18th century industrial architecture. Our return journey back to the hotel takes us via a scenic drive via the gorges of the Lison River. Tonight, we enjoy our evening meal at the rustic A La Ferme restaurant.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Royal Saltworks at Arc-et- Senans
    Royal Saltworks at Arc-et- Senans

    Included Highlights

    • Wine Tasting
    • Royal Saltworks at Arc-et- Senans

    A short drive this morning takes us to Fort St. Antoine, an old military fortress now used to store thousands of the famous local Comte cheeses. We enjoy a guided visit and tasting of the famous local produce in the fort's cellars. We head back to the hotel for lunch in the gastronomic Restaurant le Lac.

    After lunch, we include a one-hour boat trip on the Lac St Point, followed by a walk along the lake shores with a local guide pointing out the local wildlife and flora. We then head by coach to the town of Pontarlier, whose history is inextricably linked to absinthe. In the 19th century, it was the world capital of the infamous drink also called the 'green fairy'. For those brave enough a tasting of absinthe and other local alcohols has been arranged! Tonight, we enjoy more cheese, where we follow in the footsteps of Rick Stein during his recent Secret France series on Channel 4 and settle down for a meal in the typical Restaurant du Fromage. A Fondue Jurassien, made with local wine and local comte cheese is always a fun experience.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Fort St. Antoine
    Fort St. Antoine

    Included Highlights

    • Absinthe tasting in Pontarlier
    • Boat ride on Lac St Point
    • Cheese tasting at Fort St. Antoine

    This morning, we include a guided tour to the stunning Chateau de Joux, perched on its rocky promontory dominating the access routes between France and Switzerland. Originally a fort, the building has a long history, including time used a prison and is now a museum. We later head back to the hotel for lunch at the rustic A la Ferme restaurant.

    After lunch we travel via the gorges of the Doubs River to Villers le Lac on the Franco-Swiss border. From here, we have arranged a 7km boat trip on the river up to the stunning Saut du Doubs waterfall, a French 'Grand Site National'. We disembark for a walk and to appreciate the 27m waterfall. We finish our day at the Belvedere de la Roche du Pretre with its magnificent panoramic views of the rolling countryside and the stunning consolation rock formations which are home to caves, springs and waterfalls.

    Tonight, we enjoy a farewell evening meal at the gastronomic Restaurant du Lac.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Chateau de Joux
    Chateau de Joux

    Included Highlights

    • Saut du Doubs
    • Belvedere de la Roche du Pretre
    • Chateau de Joux

    We leave Malbuisson and our scenic drive takes us first to the Point de Vue du Moine, which offers lovely views over the whole of the valley. See the River Loue with its stunning waterfall before we head to tranquil Ornans nicknamed 'the little Venice of Franche Comte'. The Vallée de la Loue has inspired many artists and is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Jura.

    We call at Ornans in time for lunch, before we head to Paris via a quick stop off at Cleron to admire the medieval fortress on the banks of the River Loue. Overnight in the Paris area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Point de Vue du Moine
    • Ornans

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £229.00 (7 days).

    The Jura – A Taste of Traditional France 7 days from £1059pp

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    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel le Lac in Malbuisson. Situated in a charming area of the Jura Mountains, close to the Lake Saint-Point, the family owned 3-star Hotel Le Lac offers panoramic views of the splendid natural scenery. The hotel prides itself on its excellent cuisine, with all meals taken in the traditional and rustic A La Ferme Restaurant or the gastronomic Restaurant le Lac, whilst the fondue night at the Restaurant du Fromage creates a typical local flavour. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool (subject to season) and gardens which offer beautiful views of the local countryside.

    Overnight stays in northern France and Paris will be in city-style hotels.

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan


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