Metabief tourism and travel guide

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Visit Metabief: highlights and tourist information

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Metabief is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 58 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Metabief is 378 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

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

Metabief is in the eastern-center of France. 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