The Canton of Jura is named after the Jura mountains which cover the South of this region. Jura is the youngest canton of Switzerland. It wasn't created until 1979 when it split from the Canton of Bern which houses the capital city, Bern, so is relatively new. The canton of Jura shares a border with France, and is one of four Swiss cantons which have a predominantly French-speaking population. Self catering holiday homes in the Jura region are surrounded by beautiful views of the countryside, well-equipped with all the facilities you need, and are very comfortable, so why don't you book one and and make use of it to have some exciting and memorable holidays in this wonderful part of Switzerland? There is a wide choice of accommodation options available, from small, affordable apartments perfect for a weekend break for you and that special someone, or if you're taking the whole family or a group of friends there are also more spacious rental properties with enough room for several guests at one time.
Exciting activities await you in the Jura region!
When you stay in one of the private, cosy holiday cottages in Jura region, you will be astounded by the wealth of activities you can indulge in in this location. During the summer, you can go mountainbiking, hiking, horseback riding, golfing or you can enjoy various watersports. You can also pretend to be Robin Hood and try your hand at achery. The more adventurous travellers could go paragliding. In winter, you can go downhill or cross-country skiing, or hire snowshoes. Many holiday cottages in Jura come with a fireplace, sauna or hot tub, making your cosy chalet the ideal spot to retreat to after having spent an exciting day in the winterworld of Jura.
Experience some of the superb sights of Switzerland
When you are staying in one of the holiday homes Jura region can offer, you can see some unique attractions. Why not, for example, watch how the Tête de Moine cheese is produced in the towns of Bellelay, Saignelegier or St-Imier? Alternatively, you can view the Distillery Schneider in Cornol, the Bison Park in Boncourt or the Balade de Seprais, a wonderful open-air museum with plenty of interesting sculptures. If you stay in holiday lettings here, you will also have the opportunity to view some splendid natural sites like the serene nature reserve of Etang de la Gruère, the Caves of Réclère or the Doubs Regional Nature Park which all boast stunning, natural views. Thanks to Switzerland's excellent location, from your rental property in Jura, you can also easily travel to nearby France, to areas such as Alsace where you'll find the city of Strasbourg, or Franche-Comté, and you'll also be close to the German state of Baden-Württemberg.