Gilley tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gilley in Doubs

Photo is of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 16 km from Gilley

Visit Gilley: highlights and tourist information

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Gilley 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 Gilley in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 16 km and Lods at 18 km.

Gilley, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction west)

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 18 km (direction west)

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

See Lods guide


at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pontarlier guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide


at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Ornans guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 39 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Hippolyte is in a beautiful position on the confluence of the Doubs and Dessoubre...

See Saint-Hippolyte guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Besancon guide


at 47 km (direction 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

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

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Map of places to visit near Gilley


Markets in and near Gilley

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (19km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (41km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (55km)

More information about Gilley, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Gilley, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Remonot (5km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (6km)
  • Saut du Doubs (18km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (18km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (20km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (43km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (58km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (59km)
  • Lac du Fioget (61km)
  • Lac de Narlay (62km)
  • Lac du Vernois (63km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mandeure (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (40km)

Geography and distances

Gilley is in the eastern-center of France at 41 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Gilley is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gilley

Canton: Montbenoît

Arrondissement: Pontarlier

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25650

Distance to Gilley

from Besancon (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 598 km

from Strasbourg: 195 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 Gilley from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chaux, La Longeville, Les Combes, Les Gras, Longemaison and Ville-du-Pont.

This page in French: Visiter Gilley