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Echay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Cleron at 10 km from Echay

Visit Echay: highlights and tourist information

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Echay is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cleron at 10 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Echay, 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 Echay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

The gardens of the Chateau de Cleron can be...

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 13 km (direction south-south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Ornans

Ornans

at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The highlight of your visit to Ornans is the section...

See Ornans guide
 
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Arbois

Arbois

at 20 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east)

Lods is quite small but very pleasant to explore,...

See Lods guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

The citadel, cathedral and some impressive 16th century townhouses are among the...

See Besancon guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pontarlier guide
Dole

Dole

at 35 km (direction west), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the...

See Dole guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest...

See Pesmes guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide

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

Map of places to visit near Echay

 
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Markets in and near Echay

  • Levier: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (21km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (34km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (34km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (35km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (45km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (50km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (50km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (51km)

More information about Echay, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Echay, France

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

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 (35km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (44km)
  • Parc de l'Etang (49km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (23km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (27km)
  • Source - la Seille (37km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (39km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (40km)
  • Lac du Fioget (42km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (43km)
  • Lac de Chalain (43km)
  • Lac du Vernois (44km)
  • Lac de Narlay (45km)
  • Lac de Chambly (46km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (22km)
 
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Geography and distances

Echay is in the eastern-center of France at 23 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Echay is 335 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Echay

Canton: Quingey

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25440

Distance to Echay

from Besancon (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 335 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 386 km

from Bordeaux: 561 km

from Strasbourg: 218 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 Echay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bartherans, By, Chatillon-sur-Lison, Courcelles, Cussey-sur-Lison, Goux-sous-Landet, Lavans-Quingey, Lizine, Montfort, Myon, Palantine, Paroy, Pessans, Pointvillers, Ronchaux, Rouhe, Rurey, Samson and Saraz.

This page in French: Visiter Echay

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