Nearby or further afield

Activities

L’Arbre à Chapeaux is both close to the town of Morteau (five kilometres away) and nestled in nature.
Once the winter snow arrives, open-air activities are just a short journey away, including skiing and tobogganing at the nearby La Bonade piste (five minutes away by car), and those of Meix-Musy (20 minutes by car), Gardot and the Grande Traversée du Jura (GTJ).

The house is also close to the centre of the village of Grand’Combe-Châteleu and its famous farm museum (a few minutes’ walk away). There, visitors can explore a traditional farm and a bygone way of living in the region.
Morteau and Villers-le-Lac were once part of a watchmaking heartland, and two museums are dedicated to the craft, in which every family was involved.
In Pontarlier, around 30 km away, adults can savour the famous “green fairy”, while little ones will be enthralled by the stills at the Guy and Fils d’Emile Pernot distilleries, recognised as Living Heritage Companies.
Slightly further afield, and on both sides of the border, there are a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include the Citadel of Besançon, featuring Vauban’s masterpiece (around 60 km away), and, on the Swiss side, the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds (around 30 km away).
There’s a wide and varied range of ideas for outings that will please visitors of all ages, from nature lovers to history buffs!

Artisans Locaux

Les Ateliers du feu

Les Ateliers du feu

This former tool forge dating from 1863 today produces artwork made from iron.

VUILLEMIN CABINET-MAKING

VUILLEMIN CABINET-MAKING

This artisanal company has been making bespoke tables and other furniture for five generations.

L’ENTRE-DEUX CERAMIC WORKSHOP

L’ENTRE-DEUX CERAMIC WORKSHOP

Discover tableaux, sculptures and utilitarian objects at this workshop and gallery.

Moreau artisanal bronze bell foundry

Moreau artisanal bronze bell foundry

The Jean Obertino family has been intimately linked to the manufacture of bronze bells for more than two centuries.

All the bells produced at the Jean Obertino foundry, recognised since 2011 as a 'Living Heritage Company', can be personalised on request.

Découvertes culturelles

WATCHMAKING MUSEUM

WATCHMAKING MUSEUM

Discover the large collection of clocks and watches housed in this museum in Morteau.

CORDIERS FARM MUSEUM AND PUBLIC GARDENS

CORDIERS FARM MUSEUM AND PUBLIC GARDENS

At the heart of Grand’Combe-Châteleu, discover the unique characteristics of this traditional house, formerly home to peasants who inhabited the mountains, including its chimney known as a 'tuyé'.

Watch museum

Watch museum

This museum recounts the major eras of this essential accessory, from its beginnings to today.

Les balades

Moulinot walk

Moulinot walk

Roche aux Corbeaux

Roche aux Corbeaux

The lookout point at Roche aux Corbeaux offers panoramic views over the Morteau valley.

Poussey Cave

Poussey Cave

Saut du Doubs

Saut du Doubs

Departing from Villers-le-Lac, a boat will take you to this fantastic 27-metre-high waterfall, designated a 'Grand Site National' (Major National Site).

Sorties Sportives

Sports outings

Ice skating

Ice skating

Love to glide across the ice? Europe’s biggest natural skating rink is waiting for you! Just a few kilometres away in Villers-le-Lac, lace up your skates and get spinning in magnificent surroundings, and check out the reeds and other plants trapped in the ice!!

Skiing

Skiing

Wintertime? Fancy hitting the white stuff? The pistes at La Bonade, Meix-Musy and Gardot await, and are just a short distance from here!

Fishing

Fishing

If you like fishing, you’re just a few metres from indulging your passion!