Varessia tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varessia in Jura

Photo is of Lons-le-Saunier at 13 km from Varessia

Visit Varessia: highlights and tourist information

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Varessia 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 Varessia in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 13 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 19 km.

Varessia, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction )

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-east)

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 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arbois guide


at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Ain department

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style with a...

See Tournus abbey guide


at 48 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will also discover...

See Tournus guide


at 50 km (direction north-east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 51 km (direction east-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

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Jura

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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

What to do at Varessia? 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

Varessia is in the east of France at 13 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Varessia is 349 kilometres from Paris).

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

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