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On the Comté Trail

ARC SOUS CICON

More details

  • Restaurant deal : Full board
  • Accommodation : 3-ear of wheat Guesthouse

Location

Jura Massif

Validity of the stay

From 01/01 to 31/12/2017

It is here, in the Jura Mountains, that Comté was born.
The first French cheese to be granted an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée 50 years ago, Comté is a unique product, natural and wholesome, made characteristic by its rich aromas.

From the dairy farms to the maturation cellars, via the production centres, discover its history and how it is made, and meet the men and women whose passion ensures that the cheese-making tradition and know-how will live on. From high up on its mountain pasture, the herd of Montbéliard cattle, the only race whose milk can be used for making Comté, is already awaiting your arrival!!

 

PROGRAMME :

1st day : 
Arrival in the Cheese Hamlet of Cléron: Welcome dink followed by a Comtois lunch.
Tour of the site. 1,000 years of tradition, a film on the history, exhibitions, slide show on the trades of Franche Comté, documents and illustration of bygone professions and tasting.
Tour of the tourist attractions in the Loue Valley and its many curiosities: Château de Cléron, Gustave Courbet Museum, Fishing Centre, Museum of Comtois Traditional Costume in Ornans, Vine Museum in Lods… 

End of the afternoon:
Arrival at Arc sous Cicon. Country meal (including drinks) and accommodation in a Gîtes de France approved guest house, with 3 "ears of wheat" ranking An authentic Comtois farm with a lovely cosy atmosphere
 

2nd day : 
After breakfast, departure for the Métabief – Mont d’Or mountain resort.
Tour of the Mont d’Or cheese dairy, where Comté is made
End of the day free, we propose a choice between:
- Walk on the Mont d’Or and lunch in a mountain inn.
- Visit of Pontarlier and its region: château de Joux, Absinth Museum, Guy distillery.
- The tour of Lake Saint-Point with a picnic or lunch in one of the many lakeside restaurants: the Restaurant du Fromage in Malbuisson…

 

Don't forget ! on your way back, to pick up your free gift: a piece of Comté from one of the département's cheese dairies.

 

At an altitude of 1,100 m, between the Mont d’Or and Lake St Point, discover Fort St Antoine, its ancient stonework galleries and the courtyards, home to 65,000 mountain Comté cheeses. Tours possible on Thursdays, from 10 a.m all the year and on Wednesday at 10 a.m in July and August.

 

 Price per person

Guesthouse
3 ears of corn

2 days / 1 night 79 €
single supplement de 10 à 20 €

 

THE PRICE INCLUDES :
The night + breakfast, 2 meals, admission to the Cheese Hamlet, the "welcome" Comté.
 

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
Any tourist tax

 

from

79 per person

Infos & réservation  

Three good reasons
to book with the Franche Comté Regional Tourism Council

  • Book on the official purchasing site
  • Enjoy a generous offer
  • Best price guaranteed

information, advice, reservations

  • Contact us by phone

  • Monday - Thursday from 9.00am to 12.30pm, and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, or Fridays 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
  • +33 (0)381 250 800