France: Jura

Around Lons-le-Saunier

Château-Chalon, l'Etoile and the southern Côtes du Jura
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2014
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Places to eat

La Comédie

Address: 65 Rue de l’Agriculture, 39000 Lons-le-Saunier
Tel: 03 84 24 20 66   Fax: 03 84 24 12 64
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:40:32N (46.67557)    Longitude: 5:33:19E (5.55539) 

The chef (an ex-employee of the previous owner of restaurant) and his wife, took over in 2007 and decorated this restaurant with brightly-painted masks traditionally used in La Comédie (the theatre). Located next to a delightful, historic square, which has a convenient car park, this is the only restaurant of note in the middle of Lons-le-Saunier. The square has an old wine press in the middle and you can still see the old maisons de vignerons, traditional houses with cellar entrances, just half a storey below ground level. You will find a small choice of typical French fare here with a twist of Jura, and fish is particularly recommended – ask what’s best that day, making sure to ask the price before ordering! The wine list is short but correct and includes a good choice from Ganevat.

Useful information: Menus: €20-€30. Closed Sundays, Mondays, two weeks in April, most of August and a week in early January.

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