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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

Métabief - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

7 km from the Swiss border and 2 km from the RN 57 Pontarlier-Lausanne, Métabief village is situated at the foot of Morond, renowned for its exceptional scenery. In a small area (574 ha), the territory of the town sprawls from 930 m altitude Creek Reach the red until 1420 m summit Morond.

Métabief, from Old French "mete" or "meth" meaning terminal and reach (stream) takes its name from its strategic position Creek Reach The Red served in the 13th century boundary between baroichage Pontarlier and lordship of jougne which he depended. After farming activities needed to feed its people, Métabief operating iron mines from the 15th century and several forms of craft were developed for making agricultural tools necessary to work the land and forest use. The decline of the iron industry in Métabief as Franche-Comte, began in the mid 19th century due to the importation of iron from Belgium and Scotland and the need for replacement of charcoal by coal. The population is then devoted mainly to agriculture (cereals and milk) and then mainly for milk production, before embarking on a new economic turnaround in 1953 that 25 years later, made the town a station national sports winter.

Today, the resort offers 40 km of winter ski slopes and snow park.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.7737050 (N 46° 46’ 25”)
Longitude6.3505520 (E 6° 21’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 923m to 1419m
Surface area5.76 km²
Population1100 inhabitants
Density190 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBesançon (77 km, 1h13)
Insee code25380
IntercommunalityCC du Mont d'Or et des Deux Lacs

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Antoine1.4 km (4 min)
Les Hôpitaux-Neufs2.6 km (6 min)
Touillon-et-Loutelet3.2 km (7 min)
Les Hôpitaux-Vieux3.9 km (6 min)
Fourcatier-et-Maison-Neuve3.9 km (6 min)
Jougne4.3 km (8 min)
Longevilles-Mont-d'Or4.3 km (7 min)
Rochejean6.4 km (8 min)
Labergement-Sainte-Marie6.4 km (9 min)
Malbuisson8.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Point-Lac10.5 km (13 min)
Gellin11 km (14 min)
Remoray-Boujeons11 km (14 min)
Vaux-et-Chantegrue11.1 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Summer activities:

Winter activities:


Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


View of the Alps
View of the Alps
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Home of Music
Home of Music
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Saturday 10 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 11 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Monday 12 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Fort de Pré-Giroud 1939-1945 Vallorbe (Switzerland).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fly fishing in the Jura rivers
Nature and the great outdoors110 € Champagnole (33 km)
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (36 km)
Bespoke sightseeing shuttle bus tour
Entertainment25 € to 600 € Évian-les-Bains (45 km)
Whitewater rafting on the Dranse
Sports sensations39 € to 75 € Thonon-les-Bains (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (32 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (49 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (54 km)
Tréchauffé climb
Cycling itineraryAthletic1h00La Vernaz (54 km)
Tréchauffé summit
HikeEasy2h00La Forclaz (55 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals