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Les Terres-de-Chaux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

Les Terres-de-Chaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Doubs

Town situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Doubs and Barbèche plateau. Terres de Chaux is the combination of several municipalities: Châtillon-sous-Maîche, Chaux-les-Chatillon, Courcelles-les-Châtillon and Neuvier.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLes Terres-de-Chaux
Tourism label
Latitude47.3188559 (N 47° 19’ 8”)
Longitude6.7379880 (E 6° 44’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 420m to 860m
Surface area14.49 km²
Population143 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBesançon (72 km, 1h11)
Insee code25138
IntercommunalityCC de Saint Hippolyte
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains

Nearest cities & towns

Valoreille3.4 km (9 min)
Bief4.4 km (8 min)
Fleurey5.1 km (10 min)
Froidevaux5.5 km (9 min)
Dampjoux6.5 km (12 min)
Vauclusotte8 km (19 min)
Noirefontaine8.2 km (13 min)
Villars-sous-Dampjoux8.4 km (14 min)
Liebvillers8.6 km (15 min)
Saint-Hippolyte9 km (12 min)
La Grange9.2 km (16 min)
Péseux9.3 km (16 min)
Provenchère10.3 km (19 min)
Feule10.6 km (16 min)
Belleherbe11.4 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Do not miss: the church of Saint-Léger, built in Chaux-lès-Châtillon is the pride of Land-of-Chaux. Built in the 12th century and modified in the 14th and sixteenth, it combines authentic remains the main periods of religious architecture. The frescoes in the choir are unique in Franche-Comte. This is undoubtedly the arrival of the Holy Shroud relic that wrapped the dead Christ, in Saint-Hippolyte, neighboring town of Villersexel provided by Humbert, Count de la Roche, who was the key factor of the new iconography of the choir and its architectural transformation. The stone roof, also called roof washing or slate, has almost disappeared from the Franche-Comte horizon.

Places of interest



Village entrance (© JE)
Village entrance (© JE)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Ruins of the castle of Châtillon -sous- Maîche - Private Domain (© JE)
Ruins of the castle of Châtillon -sous- Maîche - Private Domain (© JE)
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entrance of the castle ruins of Châtillon -sous- Maîche - Private property (© JE)
entrance of the castle ruins of Châtillon -sous- Maîche - Private property (© JE)
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Frescoes in the church choir
Frescoes in the church choir
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Wednesday 20 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking around the villages of Land-of-Lime, Fleurey, Froidevaux and Valoreille.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of a Morteau sausage smokehouse
Local flavoursFreeGilley (36 km)
Llama farm tour
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Mamirolle (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Reposoir Chapel
HikeEasy1h00Clerval (20 km)
Tour of the historic centre
Village visitEasy1h00Masevaux-Niederbruck (54 km)
HikeEasy6h00Devecey (54 km)
Sattelboden Chalet
HikeIntermediate3h00Masevaux-Niederbruck (54 km)
Tour of the lake
HikeEasy1h00Sewen (56 km)


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