Les Jardins sur Glantine Guest House, Jura Wine Trail Walking Holiday
Located in a beautiful property in the heart of the historic town of Poligny in the Jura, eastern France, this guest house is used on our Jura Wine Trail self guided walking holiday.
Les Jardins sur Glantine is a unique, small guest house located in an 18th century house in one of the main streets of Poligny. The Grand rue in Poligny has a large number of what are known as hotel particular, which are large town houses built for the rich families of the area. Hotel Guerrillot, as this property is otherwise known, is fairly innocuous from the road but once you pass through the large front door you’ll be transported into a different world. Nathalie, an excellent cook, and Ludwig, a wine producer, will afford you a very warm welcome.
Les Jardins sur Glantine is made up of the main house which houses the dining room as well as the two immaculate suites. Below part of the house is the cellar where part of Ludwigs wine production is conserved and from which you’ll have the opportunity to sample. Despite being a relatively small area, the wines produced in this region are as distinctive as they are diverse. See our page on Wines of the Jura.
There is a pretty courtyard to the rear where you can access a much older part of the property. Dating from the 16th century, the outbuilding has a rich history, as it was once the bakery of the town. In more recent times it became a hunting room and if the weather is inclement you can eat your evening meal by the open fire in this superb setting. If the weather is fine, however, you can eat on the patio overlooking the river Glantine. The patio and gardens lead from the courtyard where large walls (part of the old town walls) drop down to the river. There are also loungers to relax after your days walking.
Nathalie will serve you a breakfast to remember. Beautifully presented and of the highest quality, you’ll have a great selection of jams, cheeses, cold meats, breads, cereals and cakes to choose from.
The guest house has two very large suites which are immaculately decorated in a style that befits the house. They are of four star quality and will make your stay in the historic town of Poligny extra special.
Les Jardins sur Glantine was our Accommodation of the Year for 2018
"Nathalie served us with a memorable beautifully cooked evening meal (with Ludwig's wine that we had to try!) Also a fantastic breakfast that we struggled to eat." C & M. Duck, UK
"Our visit was enhanced by celebration end of harvest dinner with owners and vine workers. Very friendly hosts. Fabulous breakfast." J & S Allen, Australia
"Jardin Glantines had very friendly hosts with a fabulous breakfast, delicious evening meal and lovely wine." A. Blackhall, UK
"Ludwig and Nathalie could not have done more or been nicer." M. Shames, USA
"At Jardin Glantines, Nathalie and Ludwig really went out of their way for us. Nathalie's dinner (with Ludwig's wine) was a culinary high point, and we loved talking wine with Ludwig and seeing his cellar." L. Shames, USA
You’ll reach Poligny on the third night of our Jura Wine Trail independent walking holiday. Poligny stands on the edge of the "Premier Plateau" in what is known as the Revermont region of Jura, with limestone cliffs rising to its east and south, and an enclosed valley leading to the village of Vaux-sur-Poligny to the south east. It has a number of historic buildings such as the tour de la Sergenterie, one of the numerous remains from the 16th century ramparts, and the churches of Saint Hippolyte and Saint Jacobins, the latter dating from the 12th century and today is occupied by the Cooperative Viticole of Poligny.
One of the distinctive features of the Revermont landscape is the “reculées" or enclosed valleys, which form a world cut-off from the surrounding landscape. They are impressive with unique features, such as spectacular caves, beautiful waterfalls, amazing limestone formations and cliffs, as well as a rich flora and fauna. Historic picturesque villages have found refuge in these valleys or line their cliff tops in defensive positions. One of the most impressive valleys is Baume-les-Messieurs, which hosts one of the prettiest villages where a historic abbey is sited.