Syam tourism and travel guide

Photo of Syam in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 23 km from Syam

Visit Syam: highlights and tourist information

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Syam 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 Syam in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 23 km and Chateau-Chalon at 26 km.

Syam, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arbois guide


at 27 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 30 km (direction west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 38 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 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 39 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 41 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...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Yvoire guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide

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Map of places to visit near Syam


Markets in and near Syam

  • Champagnole: market Saturday (6km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (20km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (26km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (31km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (36km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (38km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (41km)

More information about Syam, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Syam, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (32km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (46km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Billaude (2km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (4km)
  • Lac du Fioget (5km)
  • Lac de Narlay (7km)
  • Lac du Vernois (8km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (8km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (9km)
  • Lac de Chalain (13km)
  • Lac de Chambly (13km)
  • Lac du Val (13km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (14km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (14km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (16km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (18km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (19km)
  • Source - la Seille (21km)
  • Lac des Rousses (24km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (24km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (34km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (35km)
  • Col de la Faucille (37km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Syam is in the east of France at 30 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Syam is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Syam

Canton: Champagnole

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39300

Distance to Syam

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 349 km

from Bordeaux: 547 km

from Strasbourg: 249 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 Syam from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourg-de-Sirod, Champagnole, Chatelneuf, Chaux-Des-Crotenay, Cize, Conte, Crans, Gillois, Le Vaudioux, Lent, Les Planches-en-Montagne, Loulle, Ney, Pillemoine, Sapois and Sirod.

This page in French: Visiter Syam