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Metabief tourism and travel guide

Photo of Metabief in Doubs

Photo is of Chateau de Joux at 11 km from Metabief

Visit Metabief: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Joux at 11 km and Pontarlier at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Metabief, 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 Metabief in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pontarlier guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lods guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Ornans guide


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

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Yvoire guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

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

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around...

See Thonon les Bains guide


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

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known...

See Evian guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ain department

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Metabief


Markets in and near Metabief

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (14km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (34km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (37km)
  • Evian-les-Bains: market Friday (46km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (46km)
  • Thonon-les-Bains: market Thursday & Monday (46km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (57km)

More information about Metabief, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Metabief, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (45km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (26km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (27km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (33km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (33km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (35km)
  • Lac du Fioget (35km)
  • Lac des Rousses (36km)
  • Lac de Narlay (36km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (37km)
  • Lac du Vernois (38km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (38km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (42km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (42km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (43km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (43km)
  • Lac de Chambly (44km)
  • Lac du Val (44km)
  • Lac de Chalain (44km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (44km)
  • Saut du Doubs (44km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (50km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (51km)
  • Col de la Faucille (51km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Metabief is in the eastern-center of France at 58 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Metabief is 378 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Metabief

Canton: Mouthe

Arrondissement: Pontarlier

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25370

Distance to Metabief

from Besancon (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 378 km

from Calais: 569 km

from Nice: 349 km

from Bordeaux: 578 km

from Strasbourg: 227 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 Metabief from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fourcatier-et-Maison-Neuve, Jougne, Labergement-Sainte-Marie, Les Grangettes, Les Hopitaux-Neufs, Les Hopitaux-Vieux, Longevilles-Mont-d'Or, Malbuisson, Malpas, Montperreux, Rochejean, Saint-Antoine, Saint-Point-Lac and Touillon-et-Loutelet.

This page in French: Visiter Metabief

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