Tourism in the area of Poligny with the hotel Les Charmilles

Madame Picaud will be pleased to present this beautiful region to you and advise you on its most beautiful sites (waterfalls, vineyards, caves, cheese factories, lakes, listed historic monuments, etc.).

Our establishment is located in the Orée de la Forêt de Vaivre, in the heart of the capital of the County, of the Jura vineyards, close to hiking trails. An escalation? The Trou de la Lune (locality) route de Chamole departure on foot from the rue du théâtre. A horseback ride? An equestrian center is located in St Lothain, a village of character 6km from Poligny, it is possible to get there through the Vaivre forest by bike, on foot or by car.

Discover in Poligny:

The “Comté”
Poligny is rightly called "Capital of the Comté". It is in fact within its walls that most of the cheeses produced in the "Comté" zone are matured. More than 200,000 millstones are being prepared there while awaiting future marketing around the world. Poligny brings together the largest refining companies such as Juraflore, Monts et Terroir, Grillot-Brevet, Brun and Vagne. For 25 years, the city also hosted the County Festival, a real moment of glory for this king cheese, which was hosted by often prestigious sponsors.

The vineyard
The second pearl of food in Poland: the vineyard. Admittedly, the Polinois terroir only covers a small part of the 1,850 hectares of Jura, but it behaves all the same as a pleasant companion to its neighbor Arbois, who specializes in this kind of culture. In the heart of Revermont, the Poligny vineyard produces quality wines: Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau under the appellations of origin Côtes-du-Jura, Macvin du Jura or even Crémant du Jura. The Polish winegrowers also produce "Jura gold", Vin Jaune, a Savagnin grape that is aged in barrels for 6 years and 3 months. In February 1997, Poligny hosted the first Percée du Vin Jaune, which has since become the most important wine event in France with more than 50,000 visitors over a weekend.

The heritage of Poligny, city of art and history, is illustrated in particular by :

  • La Collégiale Saint-Hippolyte,
  • Le Monastère des Clarisses : Sainte Claire,
  • L’Eglise des Jacobins,
  • Notre Dame de Mouthier le Vieillard 11ème siècle,
  • La Cour des Ursulines 17ème siècle,
  • La Chapelle de la Congrégation,
  • L’Hôtel Dieu : L’apothicairerie,
  • Les remparts du château de Grimont,

The castle of Grimont was established on an old temple dedicated to Apollo Gryneus which stood on a rocky peak. Grimont would come from the contraction of Grynei Mons: the Mont de Gryneus. Having resolved to make the city of Poligny the main stronghold and the center of his administration over the country, Louis XI had the city and the castle fortified with major works in 1481.
Today, a few walls remain of these fortifications, the Tour de la Sergenterie, the Donjon Saint-Laurent and its face-shaped brick, and loopholes in the walls of the houses on the Grande Rue, clearly visible from the gardens of the street. of Longeville.

  • La Maison du Comté,
  • L’ENIL Bio : Ecole Nationale d’Industrie Laitière,
  • Les grottes des Moidons (Poligny),
  • Le prieuré de Vaux-sur-Poligny : a former Benedictine monastic foundation from the beginning of the 11th century attached to the order of Cluny in 1029. The monastery, abandoned and partially destroyed during the Revolution in 1790, was entirely rebuilt and transformed into a minor seminary in 1822 then into a private college in 1966. The priory is located in the heart of a characteristic Jura site: the remote area of Vaux-sur-Poligny crossed by a small river, the Glantine, very close to the town of Poligny,
  • Les belvédères (La Croix du Dan, Trou de la Lune (roche percée)

Discover in the area :

  • Les Belvédères des 5 lacs et (Baume-les-Messieurs, Grange sur Baume, Cirque de Ladoye sur Seille …)
  • Historical cities
  • (Arbois Maison PASTEUR, Dole : Ville Natale de PASTEUR, Besançon : Citadelle Vauban
  • Salins-les-Bains : Les Salines et Ville Thermale, patrimoine de l’UNESCO,
  • Arc et Senans : Saline Royale, patrimoine de le l’UNESCO,
  • Cultural sites
  • Château-Chalon fief du Vin Jaune, Abbaye de Baume-les-Messieurs et sa Cascade,
  • Musée Courbet à Ornans …),
  • Near Ornans : Dinozoo, Le gouffre de Poudrey,
  • Le Musée de la Vigne in Arbois
  • La Maison de la Vache qui rit, le Musée d’Archéologie in Lons le Saunier 28 km,
  • Le Musée du Jouet in Moirans en Montagne,
  • Le Musée de la Pipe et du Diamant in Saint Claude,
  • Le Musée de la Lunetterie in Morez
  • Natural sites
  • Lakes (Chalain, Vouglans, Bonlieu,…),
  • Caverns (de Baume-les Messieurs, Des Planches- près-Arbois…)
  • The animal and botanical park Jurafaune : Grange sur Baume
  • Les cascades du Hérisson, les cascades de la Billaude…
  • Le barrage et le Lac de Vouglans
  • Sports activities (Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, tree climbing, cross-country skiing (1st slopes 35 km, Snowshoeing and Alpine skiing, etc.)

Useful links to discover POLIGNY and LE JURA

Our contact details

14, avenue de la gare - 39800 Poligny,
Phone : +33(0)3 84 37 24 51