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Chapelle-des-Bois

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Chapelle-des-Bois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs
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Chapelle-des-Bois is known as the Mecca of cross-country skiing in winter and mountain biking in the summer. All was imagined in the heart of the village to accommodate families and provide activities for every age. The snow is present from Christmas to March and summer periods are ideal for hiking, walking and cycling.

The village consists of 11 farmers who work in organic farming since 1976, and provide the milk needed to the smallest fruit in county Jura mountains.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChapelle-des-Bois
Postcode25240
Tourism label
Latitude46.5971819 (N 46° 35’ 50”)
Longitude6.1129580 (E 6° 6’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 1006m to 1374m
Surface area39.69 km²
Population279 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBesançon (106 km, 1h43)
Insee code25121
IntercommunalityCC des Hauts du Doubs
DepartmentDoubs
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Bellefontaine6.9 km (10 min)
Foncine-le-Bas10.6 km (23 min)
Chaux-Neuve11.3 km (16 min)
Morbier12.7 km (17 min)
Châtelblanc13.1 km (17 min)
Les Planches-en-Montagne13.6 km (28 min)
Petite-Chaux14.3 km (18 min)
Le Crouzet14.7 km (21 min)
Hauts-de-Bienne15 km (22 min)
Reculfoz16 km (21 min)
Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux16.1 km (21 min)
Foncine-le-Haut17 km (22 min)
Mouthe17.3 km (21 min)
Les Pontets18.2 km (24 min)
La Chaumusse18.9 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

Lac des Mortes and the moraine erratic rock (© J.E)
Lac des Mortes and the moraine erratic rock (© J.E)
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Chapelle-des-Bois (© J.E)
Chapelle-des-Bois (© J.E)
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The village center in winter
The village center in winter
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Traditional regional farm (© J.E)
Traditional regional farm (© J.E)
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The listed church
The listed church
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Main street of the village (© J.E)
Main street of the village (© J.E)
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Lake of the Mortes (© J.E)
Lake of the Mortes (© J.E)
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The Cross of the Landrys
The Cross of the Landrys
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Footbridge on the creek between Lake of the Mortes and Lake Bellefontaine (© J.E)
Footbridge on the creek between Lake of the Mortes and Lake Bellefontaine (© J.E)
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Lacs of Mortes and Bellefontaine
Lacs of Mortes and Bellefontaine
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The cliff of Risoux
The cliff of Risoux
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The village at the foot of the Risoux
The village at the foot of the Risoux
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The church in summer seen from the Swin Golf
The church in summer seen from the Swin Golf
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The village of Chapelle-des-Bois in the spring
The village of Chapelle-des-Bois in the spring
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Meuh !! The county star!
Meuh !! The county star!
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Lacs of Mortes and Bellefontaine
Lacs of Mortes and Bellefontaine
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Lac des Mortes and Bellefontaine
Lac des Mortes and Bellefontaine
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Lacs of Mortes and Bellefontaine
Lacs of Mortes and Bellefontaine
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Hostel in Chapelle-des-Bois (© J.E)
Hostel in Chapelle-des-Bois (© J.E)
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Borne with fleur de lys, in the village (© J.E)
Borne with fleur de lys, in the village (© J.E)
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Chair of the church (© J.E)
Chair of the church (© J.E)
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Chapelle-des-Bois (© J.E)
Chapelle-des-Bois (© J.E)
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Church of Saint John the Baptist (© J.E)
Church of Saint John the Baptist (© J.E)
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Facade and bell tower of the church (© J.E)
Facade and bell tower of the church (© J.E)
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Traditional regional farm (© J.E)
Traditional regional farm (© J.E)
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Flowery fountain (© J.E)
Flowery fountain (© J.E)
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Information on the church (© J.E)
Information on the church (© J.E)
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Moraine Isthmus between Lake of the Mortes and Lake Bellefontaine (© J.E)
Moraine Isthmus between Lake of the Mortes and Lake Bellefontaine (© J.E)
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Small beach on Lake Bellefontaine (© J.E)
Small beach on Lake Bellefontaine (© J.E)
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Lake Bellefontaine, seen from the bridge between the lakes (© J.E)
Lake Bellefontaine, seen from the bridge between the lakes (© J.E)
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Lake Bellefontaine, seen from the forest trail (© J.E)
Lake Bellefontaine, seen from the forest trail (© J.E)
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Lac des Mortes, seen from the bridge between the lakes (© J.E)
Lac des Mortes, seen from the bridge between the lakes (© J.E)
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Lintel dated, in the village (© J.E)
Lintel dated, in the village (© J.E)
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Lintel dated, of an old farm - Hameau de Sous-le-Risoux (© J.E)
Lintel dated, of an old farm - Hameau de Sous-le-Risoux (© J.E)
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High altar and altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
High altar and altarpiece of the church (© J.E)
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Nave of the church (© J.E)
Nave of the church (© J.E)
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Organ of the church (© J.E)
Organ of the church (© J.E)
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Panelleau-stelle, on the boundary with fleur-de-lys (© J.E)
Panelleau-stelle, on the boundary with fleur-de-lys (© J.E)
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Moraine erratic block bearing cups and glacial striations (© J.E)
Moraine erratic block bearing cups and glacial striations (© J.E)
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Statue in the church (© J.E)
Statue in the church (© J.E)
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Uncommon flower - Swertia perennis (© J.E)
Uncommon flower - Swertia perennis (© J.E)
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Swertia perennis (© J.E)
Swertia perennis (© J.E)
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Weather

Sunday 20 august
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
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Monday 21 august
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 12°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (10.5 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 68 € Saint-Claude (30 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (30 km)
Visit to a distilling workshop
Local flavoursFreeLes Fourgs (34 km)
Workshop at the Museum of Prehistory and Geology
Culture and education4 € Sciez (36 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (5.8 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (30 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (40 km)
Le Signal des Voirons
HikeAthletic6h40Machilly (42 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (46 km)

Restaurants

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Campsites

Hotels

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