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Chay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chay in Doubs

Photo is of Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 6 km from Chay

Visit Chay: highlights and tourist information

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Chay is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 26 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Chay is 331 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 6 km and Salins-les-Bains at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Doubs

Map of places to visit near Chay


Markets in and near Chay

  • Arbois: market Friday (16km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (29km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (33km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (40km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (40km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (45km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (45km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (47km)

More information about Chay, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Chay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (29km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (39km)
  • Parc de l'Etang (47km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (24km)
  • Source - la Seille (33km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (34km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (40km)
  • Lac de Chalain (41km)
  • Lac du Fioget (42km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (42km)
  • Lac du Vernois (43km)
  • Lac de Chambly (44km)
  • Lac de Narlay (44km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (45km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chay

Canton: Quingey

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25440

Distance to Chay

from Besancon (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 331 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 387 km

from Bordeaux: 554 km

from Strasbourg: 223 km

Getting here

Chay is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Chay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arc-et-Senans, Bartherans, Breres, Buffard, By, Champagne-sur-Loue, Goux-sous-Landet, Grange-de-Vaivre, Ivrey, La Chapelle-sur-Furieuse, Lavans-Quingey, Liesle, Lombard, Mesmay, Montfort, Paroy, Pessans, Pointvillers, Port-Lesney, Rennes-sur-Loue, Ronchaux and Samson.

This page in French: Visiter Chay

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