Visit Chateau-Chalon (Franche-Comte, France)
Chateau-Chalon is a village to the north of Lons-le-Saunier in the Jura department of Franche-Comte.
The village is classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France' and is in a very picturesque location at the heart of the Jura wine-growing region.
The village itself, like many in wine-growing regions, has several expensive houses built on the income from the wine trade and still belonging to the wine producers of the region.
The Chateau-Chalon vineyards date back to their introduction by the Romans, and the local, golden-yellow wine is held in very high regard. You will have plenty of opportunities to sample and buy the local product in and around the village.
Being in a raised position, the village has lovely views looking down across the surrounding vineyards. There are several viewpoints and the best is just beyond the church, with far-reaching views in both directions.
The remnants of a 13th century castle in the form of a donjon and the ancient fortified gateway in to the town are the two main 'sights' in the village. There is also an interesting romanesque church in Chateau-Chalon dating back to the 11th century, with an unusual statue of Christ carved in oak.
Take a look at the house opposite the church, an interesting example of the local architectural style and a classified Historic Monument.
The rolling hills of the Jura, with vineyards covering the lower parts and forests on the higher areas, provide endless opportunities to appreciate the scenery around Chateau-Chalon.
Just to the east of Chateau-Chalon we particularly recommend that you visit the village of Baume-les-Messieurs, another pretty village in a scenic setting at the end of a large gorge.
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Tourist classifications for Chateau-Chalon
Chateau-Chalon is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Château-Chalon, Voiteur, Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, Franche-Comte, 39210 || GPS: latitude 46.755, longitude 5.6266
Map of Chateau-Chalon & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Chateau-Chalon, France
- Baume-les-Messieurs - most beautiful village (6km)
- Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay - remarkable garden (7km)
- Arbois - town of art and history (20km)
- Salins-les-Bains - town of art and history (28km)
- Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans - heritage site (33km)
- Dole - secteur sauvegarde (39km)
- Jardin à la Faulx - remarkable garden (39km)
- Haut-Jura - regional natural parc (43km)
- Lac de Lamoura - site of natural beauty (48km)
The French version of this page is at Chateau-Chalon (Francais)