Gellin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Joux at 19 km from Gellin

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Gellin is situated in the Doubs 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 Gellin in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Joux at 19 km and Pontarlier at 21 km.

Gellin, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-east)

Lods is quite small but very pleasant to explore, in particular the village along...

See Lods guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Jura department

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-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 Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

The gardens of the Chateau de Cleron can be seen next to the Loue...

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at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

The highlight of your visit to Ornans is the section along the Loue river,...

See Ornans guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ain department

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around the lakefront, views...

See Thonon les Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

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at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known as a spa town and...

See Evian guide

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Map of places to visit near Gellin


Markets in and near Gellin

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (21km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (25km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (40km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (43km)
  • Thonon-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (45km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (46km)
  • Evian-les-Bains: market Friday (46km)

More information about Gellin, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Gellin, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (41km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (22km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (24km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (24km)
  • Lac du Fioget (26km)
  • Lac de Narlay (27km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (27km)
  • Lac des Rousses (28km)
  • Lac du Vernois (28km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (29km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (32km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (32km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (34km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (34km)
  • Lac du Val (34km)
  • Lac de Chambly (35km)
  • Lac de Chalain (35km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (40km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (42km)
  • Source - la Seille (42km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (42km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (43km)
  • Col de la Faucille (44km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (46km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (53km)
  • Saut du Doubs (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Gellin is in the eastern-center of France at 59 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Gellin is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gellin

Canton: Mouthe

Arrondissement: Pontarlier

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25240

Distance to Gellin

from Besancon (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 568 km

from Nice: 347 km

from Bordeaux: 569 km

from Strasbourg: 235 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 Gellin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brey-et-Maison-du-Bois, Labergement-Sainte-Marie, Les Pontets, Les Villedieu, Longevilles-Mont-d'Or, Mouthe, Petite-Chaux, Remoray-Boujeons, Rochejean, Rondefontaine and Sarrageois.

This page in French: Visiter Gellin