Grande-Riviere tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grande-Riviere in Jura

Photo is of Divonne-les-Bains at 27 km from Grande-Riviere

Visit Grande-Riviere: highlights and tourist information

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Grande-Riviere 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 Grande-Riviere in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 27 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 27 km.

Grande-Riviere, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 27 km (direction south-east), 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 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Yvoire guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arbois guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

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

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

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide

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Map of places to visit near Grande-Riviere


Markets in and near Grande-Riviere

  • Morez: market Saturday all day (9km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (18km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (23km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (25km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (32km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (34km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (35km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (37km)

More information about Grande-Riviere, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Grande-Riviere, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (13km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (37km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de l'Abbaye (1km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (6km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (6km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (9km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (10km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (10km)
  • Lac de Narlay (11km)
  • Lac du Vernois (12km)
  • Lac du Val (12km)
  • Lac du Fioget (14km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (14km)
  • Lac de Chambly (14km)
  • Lac des Rousses (14km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (16km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (17km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (17km)
  • Lac de Chalain (17km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (18km)
  • Col de la Faucille (21km)
  • Source - la Seille (30km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (34km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (59km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Grande-Riviere is in the east of France at 31 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Grande-Riviere is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grande-Riviere

Canton: Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Claude

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39150

Distance to Grande-Riviere

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 573 km

from Nice: 333 km

from Bordeaux: 538 km

from Strasbourg: 266 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 Grande-Riviere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-Des-Pres, Chaux-Des-Pres, La Chaumusse, La Mouille, Lezat, Prenovel, Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux, Saint-Pierre and Tancua.

This page in French: Visiter Grande-Riviere