Lons-Le-Saunier is a pleasant, go-ahead town and also the birthplace of many famous people like Rouget-de-Lisle, author of the Marseillaise.
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Lons-Le-Saunier, capital of Jura and spa town
Lons-Le-Saunier is a pleasant, go-ahead town and also the birthplace of many famous people like Rouget-de-Lisle, author of the Marseillaise. The first inhabitants settled around Puits Salé and the Lédonia hot springs and quickly became aware of the golden opportunity provided by a constant flow of salt water at ground level. In 1892 a spa was built in 7 hectares of grounds, launching the town’s thermal vocation.
Thermes Lédonia is a picturesque building arranged around a central columned entrance porch. People come here for health, fitness and relaxation to enjoythe heated pool (32°C), sauna, steam bath and a range of massage and beauty treatments.
Lons-le-Saulnier, a town with splendid architecture
The town is a successful combination of nature and town planning, a wonderful place to live and visit, ideally placed in a magnificent natural environment with remarkable architecture. Walk through the streets of old Lons to admire listed buildings like the theatre, Tour de l’Horloge, statue of Rouget de Lisle, 18th century Hôtel Dieu (hospital) and its amazing apothecary’s dispensary, Place de la Comédie and its vintners’ houses.
Visit the house where Rouget de Lisle was born in the Rue du Commerce which has no fewer than 146 arches. Today the house is a museum tracing the life of the author of the Marseillaise through an exhibition of documents and personal documents. You can also admire paintings and sculptures at the Musée des Beaux Arts.
Lons-le-Saulnier – a destination for all the family !