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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©Restaurant des Grottes

Restaurant des Grottes

Address: 39210 Baume-les-Messieurs
Tel: 03 84 48 23 15  Fax: 03 84 48 23 15
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:41:31N (46.69184)    Longitude: 5:38:22E (5.63957) 

Almost at the end of the closed valley, 2km from the centre of the village, this 100-year old restaurant is right next to a lovely waterfall, a short stroll to the entrance of the grottes (caves). It has a Victorian starkness about it both outside and in the dining room, reminiscent of a Scottish hunting lodge, complete with fish pictures on the wall. There is also a large terrace. A bar, also open all day in summer has been lovingly restored by the current owners with a traditional zinc-topped bar, and lots of memorabilia. Simple menus, with good local ingredients served correctly, including trout, morels and home-made tarts. Small selection of local wines.

Useful information: Menus: €15 (week day lunchtime only)-€28. Open April-October (phone to check exact dates). Closed Mondays except in July, August and public holidays. Open lunchtimes and every Friday and Saturday evening, other evenings by reservation only.

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