Varessia tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varessia: highlights and tourist information

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Varessia is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 13 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Varessia is 349 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 13 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varessia, 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 Varessia 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 Varessia

Markets in and near Varessia

  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (13km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (20km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (25km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (31km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (31km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (34km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (35km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (37km)

More information about Varessia, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Varessia, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (46km)
  • Voltaire Chateau (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (17km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (21km)
  • Lac du Val (22km)
  • Lac de Chambly (22km)
  • Lac de Chalain (23km)
  • Source - la Seille (26km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (26km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (26km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (28km)
  • Lac du Vernois (28km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (29km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (30km)
  • Lac de Narlay (30km)
  • Lac du Fioget (31km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (33km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (33km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (33km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (38km)
  • Col de la Faucille (42km)
  • Lac des Rousses (43km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (57km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Varessia

Canton: Orgelet

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39270

Distance to Varessia

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 349 km

from Calais: 558 km

from Nice: 345 km

from Bordeaux: 512 km

from Strasbourg: 280 km

Getting here

Varessia 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 Varessia from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alieze, Arthenas, Augisey, Beffia, Bornay, Chaveria, Courbette, Cressia, Dompierre-sur-Mont, Essia, Grusse, Moutonne, Orgelet, Presilly, Reithouse, Rotalier, Rothonay, Saint-Laurent-la-Roche, Sainte-Agnes and Vincelles.

This page in French: Visiter Varessia