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Château de Joux - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Route du Château, 25300 La Cluse-et-Mijoux, France


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About Château de Joux

The Chateau de Joux is one of the most impressive and interesting castles to visit in the Franche-Comté region. The chateau is also known as the Fort de Joux. It served as a prison for successive French governments between the 17th and the 19th centuries. In that capacity, the château is best known as the site of imprisonment for so many leaders.

Attractions Near Château de Joux

Lac de Saint-Point
Lac de Saint-Point6.19km from Château de Joux

The Saint-Point lake is the third biggest natural lake in France. A pleasant footpath takes you the whole way round it. Nestling on the lakefront, the summer resort of Malbuisson offers numerous activities for holidaymakers. canoeing, windsurfing and boat trips are available at its water sports base.

Le Chasseron
Le Chasseron12.68km from Château de Joux

The mountain Le Chasseron lies at 1,607m in the Jura mountains of the Canton of Vaud.

Mont d'Or
Mont d'Or15.76km from Château de Joux

Mont d’Or is a peak of the Jura Massif. Located a few miles from the Franco-Swiss border, Mont d’Or naturally stands out as the perfect location for a beautiful family hike with its panoramic view of the Lake Geneva Basin, the Alps, and the nearby mountains, such as the Suchet and the Dent de Vaulion. A beautiful skii location and Several ski lifts are located on both west and east sides of the mountain.

Vallorbe Caves
Vallorbe Caves19.48km from Château de Joux

Vallorbe natural caves are the best-known attractions in the Yverdon-Les-Bains region. The Vallorbe Caves features magnificent rock formations and the largest underground river in Central Europe.

Juraparc20.23km from Château de Joux

Juraparc is an animal park housing brown bears side by side with wolves, located in the heart of the Jura mountains. It is one of the popular destinations for families and animal lovers.The animal park is also a centre for education and protection of the species.

Dent de Vaulion
Dent de Vaulion20.94km from Château de Joux

Dent de Vaulion is less well known than other Jura peaks in the canton of Vaud. During the warmer season, the Dent de Vaulion is a popular destination for numerous hikers with its breath-taking view from the summit.

Where is Château de Joux

Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Where Château de Joux Is Located


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.