Loue River Valley tourism and travel guide

Photo of Loue River Valley in Doubs

Visit Loue River Valley: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The valley of the Loue River, well known for its association with painter Gustave Courbet, passes through lots of attractive countryside

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Loue River Valley. For detailed visitor information see the Loue River Valley travel guide.

Loue River Valley is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Loue River Valley is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lods at 6 km and Pontarlier at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Loue River Valley, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Loue River Valley in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Doubs

Map of places to visit near Loue River Valley

Markets in and near Loue River Valley

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (12km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (41km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (41km)

More information about Loue River Valley, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Loue River Valley, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Loue River Valley.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (13km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (17km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (20km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (29km)
  • Saut du Doubs (33km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (33km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (45km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (46km)
  • Lac du Fioget (47km)
  • Lac de Narlay (49km)
  • Lac du Vernois (50km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (50km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (51km)
  • Lac de Chalain (53km)
  • Lac de Chambly (54km)
  • Lac du Val (55km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Loue River Valley

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

Postcode: na

Distance to Loue River Valley

from Besancon (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 374 km

from Bordeaux: 583 km

from Strasbourg: 207 km

Getting here

Loue River Valley is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors drive via Paris (from the north and west) or via Lyon (from the south), or fly into Geneva to the south For driving distances to Loue River Valley from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Loue River Valley): Aubonne, Bians-les-Usiers, Bugny, Evillers, Goux-les-Usiers, Hautepierre-le-Chatelet, Lods, Longeville, Mouthier-Haute-Pierre, Ouhans, Renedale, Saint-Gorgon-Main and Sombacour.

This page in French: Visitez Loue River Valley