Saint-Germain-en-Montagne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Germain-en-Montagne in Jura

Photo is of Salins-les-Bains at 19 km from Saint-Germain-en-Montagne

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Saint-Germain-en-Montagne 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-Germain-en-Montagne in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Salins-les-Bains at 19 km and Arbois at 19 km.

Saint-Germain-en-Montagne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 19 km (direction north-west)

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the scenic Cirque...

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Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west)

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

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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Doubs department

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

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at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 49 km (direction north-west)

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction in Dole,...

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

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-en-Montagne

  • Champagnole: market Saturday (4km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (19km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (32km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (34km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (44km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (49km)

More information about Saint-Germain-en-Montagne, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-en-Montagne, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (31km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (8km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (11km)
  • Lac du Fioget (13km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (13km)
  • Lac du Vernois (15km)
  • Lac de Narlay (15km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (16km)
  • Lac de Chalain (16km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (17km)
  • Lac de Chambly (18km)
  • Source - la Seille (19km)
  • Lac du Val (19km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (22km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (22km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (22km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (28km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (32km)
  • Lac des Rousses (33km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (43km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (43km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (46km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (48km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-en-Montagne is in the east of France at 32 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-en-Montagne is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-en-Montagne

Canton: Champagnole

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39300

Distance to Saint-Germain-en-Montagne

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 357 km

from Bordeaux: 549 km

from Strasbourg: 242 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-Germain-en-Montagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardon, Bourg-de-Sirod, Champagnole, Charency, Cize, Conte, Doye, Equevillon, Gillois, Le Larderet, Le Latet, Le Pasquier, Lent, Les Nans, Mournans-Charbonny, Moutoux, Ney, Onglieres, Sapois, Sirod, Valempoulieres, Vannoz and Vers-en-Montagne.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-en-Montagne