Charcier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charcier in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 12 km from Charcier

Visit Charcier: highlights and tourist information

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Charcier 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 Charcier in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 12 km and Lons-le-Saunier at 16 km.

Charcier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 16 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 17 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 42 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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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 46 km (direction 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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Most Beautiful Village at 52 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
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 55 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 56 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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Most Beautiful Village at 60 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 61 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 62 km (direction 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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... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Jura

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Map of places to visit near Charcier


Markets in and near Charcier

  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (18km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (28km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (38km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (40km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (40km)

More information about Charcier, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Charcier, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (49km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (22km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (3km)
  • Lac de Chambly (4km)
  • Lac du Val (5km)
  • Lac de Chalain (6km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (10km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (10km)
  • Lac du Vernois (11km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (11km)
  • Lac de Narlay (12km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (12km)
  • Lac du Fioget (13km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (14km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (15km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (15km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (16km)
  • Source - la Seille (16km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (28km)
  • Lac des Rousses (29km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (30km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (31km)
  • Col de la Faucille (35km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Charcier is in the east of France at 16 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Charcier is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charcier

Canton: Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39130

Distance to Charcier

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 346 km

from Bordeaux: 530 km

from Strasbourg: 264 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 Charcier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blye, Boissia, Charezier, Chatillon, Clairvaux-les-Lacs, Cogna, Denezieres, Doucier, Fontenu, Menetrux-en-Joux, Mesnois, Patornay, Pont-de-Poitte, Saint-Maurice-Crillat, Saugeot, Songeson, Uxelles, Verges and Vertamboz.

This page in French: Visiter Charcier