Chateau-Chalon, Jura: tourism & sightseeing

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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.

Exploring Chateau-Chalon

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.

Attractions nearby

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.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Jura guide and the Franche-Comte guide.

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Tourist classifications

Chateau-Chalon is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)

Address: Château-Chalon, Voiteur, Lons-le-Saunier, Franche-Comte, 39210, France || GPS: latitude 46.755, longitude 5.6266

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Source - la Seille: site of natural beauty (5 km)
  • Baume-les-Messieurs: most beautiful village (6 km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay: remarkable garden (7 km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson: site of natural beauty (15 km)
  • Lac de Chalain: site of natural beauty (16 km)
  • Lac de Chambly: site of natural beauty (18 km)
  • Arbois: town of art and history (20 km)
  • Lac du Val: site of natural beauty (20 km)
  • Lac du Vernois: site of natural beauty (23 km)
  • Lac du Fioget: site of natural beauty (24 km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude: site of natural beauty (25 km)
  • Lac d'Ilay: site of natural beauty (25 km)

The French version of this page is at Chateau-Chalon (Francais)