Jura places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Jura department of Franche-Comté. See also our Jura guide.

Jura sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Arbois


After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the scenic Cirque de Fer à Cheval nearby [...]

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photo of Baume-les-Messieurs


The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded slopes and dominated by its [...]

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photo of Chateau-Chalon


One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon is its hilltop position with lovely views acro [...]

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photo of Dole


The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction in Dole, and a stroll along the r [...]

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photo of Lons-le-Saunier


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

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photo of Salins-les-Bains


The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century and are now an important local attraction [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Jura travel guide

Market towns & days in Jura

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arbois: Friday
Bletterans: Tuesday
Champagnole: Saturday
Clairvaux-les-Lacs: Wednesday
Dole: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday
Lons-le-Saunier: Thursday all day
Morez: Saturday all day
Saint-Amour: Saturday
Saint-Claude: Saturday

Selected tourist attractions in the Jura department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Towns of Art and History

Arbois: Tourist guide

Dole: Tourist guide

Salins-les-Bains: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Lac de Lamoura

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Dole: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin à la Faulx

Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay

Regional Natural Parcs


towns classified as Recommended Detours

Salins-les-Bains: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Baume-les-Messieurs: Tourist guide

Chateau-Chalon: Tourist guide