Activities in the heart of the Haut-Jura natural regional park

The Abbaye lake in the heart of the Haut-Jura natural regional park

From glacial origin, the Abbaye lake is situated 900m high in the Haut-Jura. 7Km away from Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux, on Grande-Rivière county, it is also named Grandvaux lake, it takes its name from the abbey depending on Saint-Claude's located on its edge in the 12th century. Entirely frozen in winter, what a fantastic field surface for skating !

Belonging to the Piot family for 4 generations, the Abbaye lake in the heart of the Haut-Jura natural regional park, is close to the cross-country skiing trails, the Abbaye hotel is the ideal starting point for discovering the Jura mountain, the lakes region, the Les Rousses ski resort and Switzerland nearby. 15 minutes away from the Jura tourist attractions, this 2-star hotel-spa promises an unforgettable stay in the heart of a preserved nature.

Winter and summer activities

In winter : the proximity of the Lou Granva hotel with the Les Rousses ski resort, 30km away, offers plenty nordic activities : downhill skiing, snowshoeing, sledge, horse-carriage tour, diving baptism under ice, dogsledging activity, walk in harness with Comtois draft horses.

300 meters away from the hotel, the cross-country ski starting point allows the skiers to link  without problem, the villages of Saint-Laurent, le Lac des Rouges Truites, Saint-Pierre, Prénovel, Chaux-des-Prés, Château-des-Prés and, of course, Grande-Rivière.

Little advice : always plan snowchains in winter to reach the Jura mountain.

In summer : the Abbaye lake surrounded by fir and spruce forests, provides fresh mountain breezes. The Haut-Jura forest, its lakes and marine areas, are ready to entertain the sports enthusiasts and nature lovers : golfing, kayaking, canoeing, horse riding, windsurfing, karting, diving baptism are accessible to everyone.

In all seasons, the Lou Granva hotel will give you advice on various visits for a discovery of  the Haut-Jura, Grande-Rivière, and the surroundings : visit of a farm, soap making, distillery, wine cellars, brewery, artisanal cheese plant, castles, wine or cheese or regional products testing session.

Lou Granva is also equipped to welcome motorcyclists and cyclists. It is member of the "Relais motards" group.

Links and partners

Les Rousses tourist office

Haut-Jura tourist office

Haut-Jura Grandvaux tourist office

Lake area tourist office

Hiking trails in the Haut-Jura

Guest house "la ferme de Marguerite" in Grande-Rivière

The Abbaye hotel in Grande-Rivière

Motorbikers staging posts

Jura Odyssey nature