Maison du Comté

10 Route de Lons 39800 Poligny
10 Route de Lons 39800 Poligny
Maison du Comté, a fabulous sensory journey!

In Poligny, the remarkable architecture of the Maison du Comté is a contemporary take on the traditional farm buildings of the Haut-Doubs and Haut-Jura regions. Its three distinct buildings, visible from the road to Lons, echo the three links in this interdependent industry: the milk producers, the cheese-makers and the ripeners, who have been united in the heart of the Jura mountains for 700 years!

Opened this year, the new Polinois interpretation centre offers a superb immersive journey through Comté country, delightfully appealing to the five senses of the whole family. Poetic films, videos featuring the actors, discovery of the key gestures used to make Comté cheese, sensory games and even nuggets for history buffs... A unique experience to share the taste of Comté cheese with the whole family.

In the very special atmosphere of spruce wood, supported by an interior of soft shapes and enveloping light, the incredible scenography reveals three worlds: The farm & the milk producer, The cheese dairy & the cheese maker, The cellar & the master ripener. It's as if the Jura mountain farmer, the cheesemaker and the cellar master were taking you by the hand and leading you into their world!

Smell the hay in the cowshed, admire the flower-filled meadows, try your hand at milking and experience the magic of milk becoming cheese. Listen to the sound of the probe as it rings the cheese wheel...

Lulled by this flood of sensations, it's time to move on to the ultimate stage of the adventure: the Comté cheese tasting. This takes place at the end of the visit, in a large glassed-in room overlooking the wooded grounds. It's a tasty, convivial experience that makes you want to set off on the Routes du Comté to meet the farms, fruit orchards and maturing cellars of the region.


* OPENINGS since 19/05/2021

Every day
from 10am to 6pm
Cash desk closes at 4.45pm

November - December - January from 10am to 5pm

From 6 to 17 November and
From 4th to 15th December
Checkout closes at 4pm

July - August :
Every day from 9.30am to 6.30pm.
Closing time: 5.15pm

School holidays and public holidays :
Every day from 10am to 6pm.
Closing time: 4.45pm

Closed on
1 May, 25 December and 1 January
16 November to 1 December 2024 inclusive
from 8 January to 21 January 2024
This establishment is Accueil Vélo and offers specific services for cyclists.

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