Bellefontaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bellefontaine in Jura

Photo is of Divonne-les-Bains at 23 km from Bellefontaine

Visit Bellefontaine: highlights and tourist information

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Bellefontaine is situated in the Jura department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bellefontaine in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 23 km and Yvoire at 29 km.

Bellefontaine, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva is extraordinarily...

See Yvoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded...

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Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon...

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at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle with a 1000...

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at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known as a spa...

See Evian guide


at 44 km (direction north-west)

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the...

See Arbois guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

Pontarlier is usually visited as part of a trip to enjoy the...

See Pontarlier guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century...

See Salins-les-Bains guide


Ski resort at 65 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Morzine is a popular ski resort within the Portes du Soleil ski...

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Map of places to visit near Bellefontaine


Markets in and near Bellefontaine

  • Morez: market Saturday all day (5km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (24km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (25km)
  • Douvaine: market Sunday (33km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (33km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (36km)
  • Thonon-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (38km)

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Tourist attractions near Bellefontaine, France

What to do at Bellefontaine? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bellefontaine.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (18km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (29km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (44km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac des Rousses (6km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (12km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (14km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (15km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (15km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (15km)
  • Lac de Narlay (15km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (15km)
  • Lac du Fioget (17km)
  • Lac du Vernois (17km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (17km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (19km)
  • Lac du Val (21km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (21km)
  • Col de la Faucille (21km)
  • Lac de Chambly (22km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (23km)
  • Lac de Chalain (24km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (27km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (32km)
  • Source - la Seille (37km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (52km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Bellefontaine is in the east of France at 41 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Bellefontaine is 378 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bellefontaine

Canton: Morez

Arrondissement: Saint-Claude

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39400

Distance to Bellefontaine

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 378 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 331 km

from Bordeaux: 550 km

from Strasbourg: 258 km

Getting here

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 Bellefontaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bois-d'Amont, Chapelle-Des-Bois, Lac-Des-Rouges-Truites, Morbier and Morez.

This page in French: Visiter Bellefontaine


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