LE BOIS DORMANT ***
The Jura, in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, is a 4-season tourist destination that is both unique and varied. It offers a diversity of landscapes, atmospheres and cultures that make it a rich destination, full of resources and unexpected discoveries.
From west to east, a variety of areas rise up like a staircase, from the Doloise and Bresse plains to the Jura Mountains, via the vineyards, the Pays des Lacs and the Petite Montagne. Whether you're in a town or the countryside, a secret retreat or one of the world's great sites, you're sure to find the holiday that's right for you!
Champagnole is a small town in the heart of the Lacs region, at the gateway to the Haut-Jura, making it an ideal base from which to discover the region's most beautiful natural sites. Here are just a few of the sites you're sure to have heard of: the famous Cascades du Hérisson waterfalls, Lac de Chalain, Lac de Vouglans and the splendid Belvedere des 4 Lacs. If you're also drawn to the mysteries of caves, you won't be disappointed by the many caves such as those at Baume-les-Messieurs and Les Moidons, just a few kilometres from the hotel.
The region is also great for hiking, with numerous signposted footpaths, including the famous 48km Route des Sapins, where you can admire the Sapin Président, voted the most beautiful tree in the La Joux forest.
Do you love wine and picturesque villages? You'll be charmed by the hilltop village of Château-Chalon, just 27km from Champagnole, as well as the medieval town of Nozeroy, just 15km away.
Another typical village not to be missed is Beaume les Messieurs, where you'll spend a good part of the day visiting its abbey, its caves, and to finish, stopping to stroll in front of its sublime Tufs waterfall!
To continue your discovery of Jura wines, head for Arbois, where you can also learn more about Louis Pasteur, who lived between here and Dole, where you can visit the house where he was born.
With a thirst for culture and heritage, let the visits begin! Buildings and monuments that are often unique will leave you with unforgettable memories: the Salines de Salins-les-Bains or Arc-et-Senans (both UNESCO listed) will give you in-depth knowledge of the importance of salt in the region, but also castles such as Arlay, the fortified castle of Frontenay, or the château du Pin, will take you back into history. And very close to the hotel, visit the Villa Palladienne to discover the architecture of the XIXᵉ century. You can also go as far as Besançon to discover the impressive Vauban citadel: in other words, a mountain of discoveries awaits you!
Thanks to its rich and diverse heritage, the Jura is home to a wealth of excellent know-how, and as a result has inherited a number of museums that are astonishing in the diversity of their themes: the spectacle industry at the Musée de la Lunette, toys at the Musée du Jouet, science at the Maisons Pasteur in Arbois and Dole, the North Pole at the Espace des Mondes Polaires, gastronomy at the recently opened Maison du Comté in Poligny and the Fort des Rousses, the history of the brand at the Maison de la Vache qui rit, not forgetting classical and modern art at the Beaux-arts museums in Dole and Lons-le-Saunier, the Abbaye museum in Saint Claude and the Musée des Arts urbains in Toulouse-le-Château...
Since it's important to tantalise your taste buds, it's impossible to leave without a piece of Comté or Morbier cheese from one of the 150 Jura cheese dairies, which is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Jura wine from a winemaker you've found on the Wine Route!
And let's not forget the cured meats and artisanal products produced in the pipes of the Doubs, such as the Morteau sausage with which you are no doubt familiar.
And why not take the opportunity to visit an absinthe or Pontarlier distillery in the town of the same name!
Let your desires guide you... !
Ideally situated in the heart of a wooded park of almost 4 hectares, the Hôtel Bois Dormant*** will provide you with a complete change of scenery. You will be welcomed all year round and will be able to discover the comfort of its 48 rooms (40 classic rooms and 8 superior rooms) which can accommodate up to 5 people. The 120-seat restaurant awaits you for a taste of local specialities, either in the dining room or on the terrace.
There is also a car park, 3 garages and PRM access to make it easier for you to get around.
If you want to take a break from the daily grind and enjoy the present moment, our spa team will treat you to a wellness massage. Here you will also find a relaxation area with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and hammam, fitness room, tennis court, petanque area and children's playground.
Our establishment can accommodate your coach thanks to our private car park, which is easily accessible from wherever you are!
The roads of the Jura will fill your eyes, and you'll be able to sleep with peace of mind as your bikes will be parked in our secure garages or in the hotel basement.
For your hiking excursions, we prepare picnic baskets so that you can set off for the day with peace of mind.
Come and admire our park dressed in its white coat and hurtle down the slopes of the 5 Jura ski areas, or explore the 1,000 km of marked cross-country ski trails. We'll also be happy to tell you about other activities you can try out: snowshoe trekking, tobogganing and snowtubing, ice skating, dog sledding, ski joëring... And to finish on a delicious note, we can reserve a table for you to recover from your efforts over a good Mont D'Or or a morbiflette!
Come and relax in our Spa and enjoy our indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, sensory shower and fitness room, open every day between 8am and 8pm. And why not treat yourself to a massage at La Bulle du Bois Dormant to be pampered by our wellness team? Our range of treatments is sure to make you want to take a break from your daily routine, with one of our Evasion massages for example (Indian draining, with pink salt stones or Thai pochons...).
x 80 à 120
5 rooms from 2 to 150 pers.
swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and sensory shower
petanque court, tennis court
6-hectare park, Japanese garden, terrace
free open car park, paying garage, free bus stop, free bicycle storage area