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Self-catering holiday rental homes in Jura, France

Self catering holiday rental homes in Jura, France - Book direct on the Rent in France holiday directoryJura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura Mountains. It’s one of four departments in the Franche-Comté region and is surrounded by the French departments of Doubs, Haute-Saône, Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, and Ain, as well as the Swiss canton of Vaud on the east. The Jura –Gaulish meaning ‘forest’ – is France’s premier cross-country skiing area. Every year the region hosts the Transjurassienne, one of the world’s toughest cross-country skiing events. If you like skiing – a visit to the Jura is irresistible!

Rent a self catering Jura holiday farmhouse and explore this exceptionally beautiful region of mountains and high plateaux descending to huge forests and vineyards on the lower slopes. The geological term Jurassic is taken from the great arc of limestone that forms the mountain range of the Jura, which partly lies in Switzerland. The department boasts dramatic gorges, caves and chasms carved out of limestone. Water rises everywhere resulting in springs, rivers, cascading waterfalls and still, tranquil lakes. In the summer months stay in a holiday home in the Jura department and savour this stunning department on foot, by bike, or even on horseback. Lakes and rivers offer the chance of canoeing, fishing or leisurely riverboat trips. Rent a Jura holiday rental chalet or house and explore the fantastic countryside

The climate of the Jura varies greatly by elevation. The lower valleys are temperate and pleasant, but the high mountain valleys have bitterly cold winters. Jura is a wine-growing region producing distinctive wines, such as vin jaune.

The capital of the Jura is Lons le Saunier. A picturesque thermal town, founded in 1892, the spa is still in operation today and caters for almost every need from simple relaxation to complex health regimes.

Lons-le-Saunier's other claim to fame is Rouget de Lisle - who composed a war song in 1792 - later known as the French National Anthem or 'Marseillaise'.  There is a Musee Rouget de Lisle - a reconstruction of the composer's home.

Arbois is the key town of the wine region in the Jura. Arbois is also famous as the birthplace of Louis Pasteur, and his house and laboratory can be visited.

Jura holiday rental farmhouses, France - Vallee de JouxDole, the former capital of Franche-Comté also has a Pasteur connection – he kept a house here as a retreat – and there is a museum devoted him. Dole has a charming old quarter of medieval buildings and winding streets, with a 16th century church with a beautifully carved portal.

Travelling to your self catering Jura holiday rental accommodation

By Air: The nearest airport is Dijon approximately 1hr 10mins away. Geneva (in Switzerland) and Lyon airports also serves the department. Numerous low cost airlines serve all of these airports on a regular basis. By Car: Via the A6 from Paris and the A6/A7 from Lyon. The A39 traverses the department. By Train:  The TGV serves on the Strasbourg-Lyon route which passes through numerous stations in the department.

 

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Modern Apartment Le Castel Flore in Normandy Manche for 4 People

Modern Apartment Le Castel Flore in Normandy Manche for 4 People

Weekly Rental: GBP 550 to GBP 690

4 sleeps

This modern first-floor duplex is set in the grounds of a former mansion in the chic family resort of Carteret.

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Lovely Holiday Cottages in Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy - Adele Cottage

Lovely Holiday Cottages in Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy - Adele Cottage

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 350

6 sleeps

Adele is a lovely, spacious three bedroomed cottage in beautiful Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy. With two

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Gîte Vol de nuit situated along the border of Choranche, Isere

Gîte Vol de nuit situated along the border of Choranche, Isere

Weekly Rental: EUR 600 to EUR 690

6 sleeps

Gîte Vol de nuit is situated along the border of Choranche, a nice little village, amidst a landscape of greenery,

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Beautiful 200 yr Old Renovated Farmhouse in Yvrench, Somme, Picardy

Beautiful 200 yr Old Renovated Farmhouse in Yvrench, Somme, Picardy

Weekly Rental: GBP 695 to GBP 995

15 sleeps

200 yr Old five double bedroomed house with two bathrooms in the Picardy village of Yvrench situated approximately 75

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Charming Holiday Gite in Videix, Limousin, France - La Vienne

Charming Holiday Gite in Videix, Limousin, France - La Vienne

Weekly Rental: EUR 495 to EUR 630

4 sleeps

Two wonderful French cottage gites in the heart of the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin / Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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La Loge  -  Sleeps 4  -  SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTOBER.  Cosy House in South-facing Courtyard.

La Loge - Sleeps 4 - SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTOBER. Cosy House in South-facing Courtyard.

Weekly Rental reduced from £340 to £300 for remaining weeks in October

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

2 and 3 week offer

2 and 3 week offer

150€ off two week and 320€ off three week bookings.

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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