Essia tourism and travel guide

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Visit Essia: highlights and tourist information

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Essia is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 10 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Essia is 348 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 10 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Essia, 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 Essia 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 Jura

Map of places to visit near Essia

Markets in and near Essia

  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (10km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (23km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (25km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (30km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (33km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (33km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (36km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (37km)

More information about Essia, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Essia, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Essia.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (49km)
  • Voltaire Chateau (56km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (19km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (15km)
  • Lac de Chambly (21km)
  • Lac du Val (21km)
  • Lac de Chalain (21km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (22km)
  • Source - la Seille (23km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (25km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (25km)
  • Lac du Vernois (27km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (27km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (28km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (28km)
  • Lac de Narlay (28km)
  • Lac du Fioget (29km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (31km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (32km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (34km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (39km)
  • Lac des Rousses (42km)
  • Col de la Faucille (43km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (59km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Essia

Canton: Orgelet

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39270

Distance to Essia

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 348 km

from Calais: 556 km

from Nice: 348 km

from Bordeaux: 514 km

from Strasbourg: 277 km

Getting here

Essia is in the east 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 Essia from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 21 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alieze, Arthenas, Augisey, Bornay, Cesancey, Courbette, Dompierre-sur-Mont, Geruge, Gevingey, Grusse, Moiron, Presilly, Reithouse, Revigny, Rotalier, Saint-Laurent-la-Roche, Saint-Maur, Sainte-Agnes, Varessia, Vernantois and Vincelles.

This page in French: Visiter Essia