Saint-Claude tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Claude in Jura

Photo is of Divonne-les-Bains at 22 km from Saint-Claude

Visit Saint-Claude: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Claude is situated in the Jura 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 Saint-Claude in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 22 km and Yvoire at 36 km.

Saint-Claude, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 22 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Yvoire guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


at 40 km (direction north-west)

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

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

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

See Thonon les Bains guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Claude

Market days in Saint-Claude: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (0km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (16km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (19km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (20km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (21km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (21km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (24km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (30km)
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: market Friday (32km)

More information about Saint-Claude, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Saint-Claude, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

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National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Roche-sur-Foron (49km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (7km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (36km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (3km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (9km)
  • Col de la Faucille (12km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (14km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (17km)
  • Lac des Rousses (22km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (23km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (23km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (27km)
  • Lac du Val (27km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (28km)
  • Lac de Narlay (29km)
  • Lac de Chambly (29km)
  • Lac du Vernois (29km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (31km)
  • Lac du Fioget (31km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (32km)
  • Lac de Chalain (32km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (34km)
  • Source - la Seille (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Claude is in the east of France at 40 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Saint-Claude is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Claude

Canton: Saint-Claude

Arrondissement: Saint-Claude

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39200

Distance to Saint-Claude

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 587 km

from Nice: 318 km

from Bordeaux: 529 km

from Strasbourg: 283 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 Saint-Claude from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avignon-les-Saint-Claude, Chassal, Coiserette, Coyriere, Cuttura, Larrivoire, Les Molunes, Ponthoux, Ravilloles, Saint-Lupicin, Septmoncel and Villard-Saint-Sauveur.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Claude


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