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La Chaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Chaux in Doubs

Photo is of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 12 km from La Chaux

Visit La Chaux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 12 km and Pontarlier at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Chaux, 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 La Chaux in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pontarlier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Lods guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ornans guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Besancon guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 44 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Hippolyte is in a beautiful position on the confluence...

See Saint-Hippolyte guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 49 km (direction west)

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide


at 52 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Chaux


Markets in and near La Chaux

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (15km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (39km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (50km)

More information about La Chaux, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near La Chaux, France

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

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

  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (4km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (9km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (19km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (22km)
  • Saut du Doubs (22km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (39km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (54km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (55km)
  • Lac du Fioget (56km)
  • Lac de Narlay (58km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (59km)
  • Lac du Vernois (59km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (38km)

Geography and distances

La Chaux is in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: La Chaux is 366 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Chaux

Canton: Montbenoît

Arrondissement: Pontarlier

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25650

Distance to La Chaux

from Besancon (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 366 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 375 km

from Bordeaux: 594 km

from Strasbourg: 200 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 La Chaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arc-sous-Cicon, Gilley, Hauterive-la-Fresse, La Longeville, Montflovin and Ville-du-Pont.

This page in French: Visiter La Chaux

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