Clairvaux-les-Lacs tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clairvaux-les-Lacs in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 17 km from Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Visit Clairvaux-les-Lacs: highlights and tourist information

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Clairvaux-les-Lacs 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 Clairvaux-les-Lacs in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 17 km and Lons-le-Saunier at 19 km.

Clairvaux-les-Lacs, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

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at 42 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

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at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Ain department

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

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

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

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

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at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Map of places to visit near Clairvaux-les-Lacs


Markets in and near Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Market days in Clairvaux-les-Lacs: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (19km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (23km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (35km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (35km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (36km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (36km)

More information about Clairvaux-les-Lacs, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Clairvaux-les-Lacs, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (45km)
  • Brou Royal Monastery (57km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (26km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Val (8km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (8km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (9km)
  • Lac de Chambly (9km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (10km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (10km)
  • Lac de Chalain (11km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (13km)
  • Lac du Vernois (13km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (13km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (14km)
  • Lac de Narlay (15km)
  • Lac du Fioget (16km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (18km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (19km)
  • Source - la Seille (22km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (23km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (27km)
  • Lac des Rousses (27km)
  • Col de la Faucille (31km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (35km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Clairvaux-les-Lacs is in the east of France at 19 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Clairvaux-les-Lacs is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Canton: Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39130

Distance to Clairvaux-les-Lacs

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 341 km

from Bordeaux: 528 km

from Strasbourg: 269 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 Clairvaux-les-Lacs from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baresia-sur-l'Ain, Blye, Boissia, Charcier, Charezier, Chatel-de-Joux, Cogna, Denezieres, Hautecour, La Frasnee, Largillay-Marsonnay, Mesnois, Patornay, Pont-de-Poitte, Soucia, Thoiria, Uxelles and Vertamboz.

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