Ponthoux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ponthoux: highlights and tourist information

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Ponthoux is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 37 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Ponthoux is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 26 km and Lons-le-Saunier at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ponthoux, 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 Ponthoux 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 Jura

Map of places to visit near Ponthoux

Markets in and near Ponthoux

  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (4km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (19km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (20km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (22km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (28km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (31km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Ponthoux, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Ponthoux, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ponthoux.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (28km)
  • Brou Royal Monastery (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Roche-sur-Foron (53km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (40km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (7km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (12km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (13km)
  • Col de la Faucille (16km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (17km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (22km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (22km)
  • Lac des Rousses (25km)
  • Lac du Val (26km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (27km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (28km)
  • Lac de Chambly (28km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (29km)
  • Lac de Narlay (29km)
  • Lac du Vernois (29km)
  • Lac de Chalain (31km)
  • Lac du Fioget (31km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (31km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (33km)
  • Source - la Seille (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ponthoux

Canton: Saint-Claude

Arrondissement: Saint-Claude

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39170

Distance to Ponthoux

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 320 km

from Bordeaux: 526 km

from Strasbourg: 284 km

Getting here

Ponthoux is in the east 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 Ponthoux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avignon-les-Saint-Claude, Chassal, Coiserette, Coyriere, Cuttura, Larrivoire, Lavans-les-Saint-Claude, Molinges, Pratz, Ravilloles, Saint-Claude, Saint-Lupicin, Vaux-les-Saint-Claude, Villard-Saint-Sauveur and Villards-d'Heria.

This page in French: Visiter Ponthoux