Divonne-les-Bains and its surroundings
Divonne-les-Bains: a spa town and resort huddled at the foot of the Jura, Divonne-les-Bains has been known for its pure, healing water since the 19th century. Here at the gateway to Switzerland, the resort offers plenty to keep visitors busy: golf, water activities on the artificial lake, a casino, a theatre, horse racing, and more.
Parc Régional du Haut-Jura: spanning three French départements, the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Jura boasts a gorgeous patchwork of different landscapes, from mountains and rivers to waterfalls, meadows, forests, and beyond.
Saint-Claude: the town of Saint-Claude made a name for itself as a capital of briar wood pipe-making, and even has a museum where you can find out more about this old craft, complete with pipe collections, diamonds, and precious gemstones.
Geneva: famous for its spectacular 140-metre jet fountain streaming out of the eponymous lake, Geneva is a vibrant international city and home to the UN’s European head office. It’s also packed full of things to see and explore.
Lausanne: a student town that hosts a huge number of conventions and congresses, Lausanne is awash with museums, cathedrals, and international head offices that are well worth a visit.
Water sports, swimming, golf course, mini go-karting, mountain biking, hiking, horse-riding, and more.
Food & drink
Rissole, Comté cheese, coq au vin, Jura wines, soufflé made with Bleu de Gex cheese, croûtes aux fromages rarebit, and more.