Bonlieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bonlieu in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 20 km from Bonlieu

Visit Bonlieu: highlights and tourist information

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Bonlieu 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 Bonlieu in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 20 km and Lons-le-Saunier at 25 km.

Bonlieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

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

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at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

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

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

See Yvoire guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Doubs department

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces that were...

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 54 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

Lods is quite small but very pleasant to explore, in particular the village along...

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at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

The small village of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre is well placed to explore the source of the...

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at 65 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to...

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Markets in and near Bonlieu

  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (24km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (25km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (33km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (34km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (35km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (41km)

More information about Bonlieu, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Bonlieu, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (20km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (30km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Le Hérisson (2km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (2km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (4km)
  • Lac du Val (4km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (6km)
  • Lac du Vernois (6km)
  • Lac de Narlay (6km)
  • Lac de Chambly (6km)
  • Lac du Fioget (8km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (9km)
  • Lac de Chalain (9km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (10km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (11km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (11km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (11km)
  • Lac des Rousses (21km)
  • Source - la Seille (22km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (24km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (25km)
  • Col de la Faucille (28km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (29km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Bonlieu is in the east of France at 25 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Bonlieu is 363 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bonlieu

Canton: Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Claude

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39130

Distance to Bonlieu

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 363 km

from Calais: 565 km

from Nice: 341 km

from Bordeaux: 536 km

from Strasbourg: 262 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 Bonlieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Denezieres, La Chaux-du-Dombief, La Frasnee, Le Frasnois, Menetrux-en-Joux, Saint-Maurice-Crillat, Saint-Pierre, Saugeot, Songeson and Uxelles.

This page in French: Visiter Bonlieu