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Day in Bellelay

Abbatiale de Bellelay
Abbatiale de Bellelay
  • Place

    • Bellelay
  • Recommended Duration

    • 7 h 30

A day to discover Bellelay !

The day begins with the two cult visits of the village. First, the Abbey Church allows you to travel back in time to meet the Premonstratensian monks who founded this historical monument in the 12th century. Located in the heart of the village, the baroque style building, renovated at the end of the 1950s, is a legendary building full of history. Today, it is an important place for cultural and artistic meetings.

A few hundred meters away is the Maison de la Tête de Moine. It is a museum, an old-fashioned cheese factory, a café and a grocery store specialized in local products. You will discover a know-how of more than 800 years in the historical cradle of the famous Tête de Moine PDO cheese.

When it's time to eat, head to a charming restaurant housed in an 18th century building. In this newly renovated historic establishment, the Restaurant de l'Ours offers a cuisine composed of fresh and local ingredients, for a menu all made in-house. The menu evolves with the seasons. On the bistro side, brasserie dishes are served. On the restaurant side, the gastronomic menu will delight more than one.

The visit ends with a short 4km walk between ponds, rivers and peat bogs. The Libell'lay Nature Trail offers 12 stations, each dealing with a theme related to dragonflies. The trail is built according to the model of the naturalist detective with, at most of the posts, an activity to be carried out and a riddle to be solved. Children and adults have the opportunity to play, observe and draw while walking around. The (re)discovery of these 350 million year old insects and the itinerary are particularly well adapted for families.

Good to know

Good to know
    • Guided tour of the Bellelay Abbey on reservation (maximum 25 persons) in French or German
    • For private individual visits of the Abbey, access cards are available against deposit of identification at the clinic's cafeteria, at the Hôtel de l'Ours and at the Maison de la Tête de Moine
    • Guided tour of the Maison de la Tête de Moine in French, German, English, Russian
    • With the JURA-PASS, get a 20% discount on 1 adult admission to the Maison de la Tête de Moine
    • Restaurant de l'Ours: Weekly closing on Mondays (April to October) and Mondays and Tuesdays (November to March)
    • No reservation necessary for the Libell'lay Nature Trail
    • This offer is an idea of activity, it is not possible to reserve it


Day in Bellelay
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