Morteau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Morteau in Doubs

Photo is of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 25 km from Morteau

Visit Morteau: highlights and tourist information

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Morteau 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 Morteau in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 25 km and Pontarlier at 25 km.

Morteau, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pontarlier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Lods guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide


at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Hippolyte guide


at 35 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 42 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Besancon guide

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Map of places to visit near Morteau


Markets in and near Morteau

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (26km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Valentigney: market Tuesday (48km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (48km)

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Tourist attractions near Morteau, France

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

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 (4km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (8km)
  • Saut du Doubs (8km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (13km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Mandeure (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (47km)

Geography and distances

Morteau is in the eastern-center of France at 49 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Morteau is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Morteau

Canton: Morteau

Arrondissement: Pontarlier

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25500

Distance to Morteau

from Besancon (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 554 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 607 km

from Strasbourg: 190 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 Morteau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fournets-Luisans, Grand-Combe-Chateleu, Les Combes, Les Fins, Montlebon, Noel-Cerneux and Villers-le-Lac.

This page in French: Visiter Morteau