Arc-et-Senans tourism and travel guide

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Arc-et-Senans is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Attractions in Arc-et-Senans

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces that were once the centre of the important local salt industry: Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arc-et-Senans in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 0 km and Salins-les-Bains at 13 km.

Arc-et-Senans, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site less than one km (direction east-north-east)

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces...

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at 13 km (direction south-east), in the Jura department

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century...

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at 14 km (direction south), in the Jura department

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the...

See Arbois guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

The gardens of the Chateau de Cleron can be seen next to...

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at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Jura department

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction...

See Dole guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The highlight of your visit to Ornans is the section along the...

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at 30 km (direction north-east)

The citadel, cathedral and some impressive 16th century townhouses are among the...

See Besancon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest in Franche-Comté...

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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon...

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Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east)

Lods is quite small but very pleasant to explore, in particular the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Jura department

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded...

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at 38 km (direction east)

The small village of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre is well placed to explore the source...

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at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

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at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

Pontarlier is usually visited as part of a trip to enjoy the...

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Markets in and near Arc-et-Senans

  • Arbois: market Friday (15km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (34km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (34km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (41km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (43km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (44km)

More information about Arc-et-Senans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Arc-et-Senans, France

What to do at Arc-et-Senans? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arc-et-Senans.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (23km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (36km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (44km)
  • Parc de l'Etang (45km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (27km)
  • Source - la Seille (31km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (39km)
  • Lac de Chalain (40km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (41km)
  • Lac du Fioget (42km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (43km)
  • Lac de Chambly (43km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (43km)
  • Lac du Vernois (44km)
  • Lac de Narlay (45km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (29km)

Geography and distances

Arc-et-Senans is in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Arc-et-Senans is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arc-et-Senans

Canton: Quingey

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25610

Distance to Arc-et-Senans

from Besancon (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 521 km

from Nice: 388 km

from Bordeaux: 549 km

from Strasbourg: 227 km

Getting here

Most visitors drive via Paris (from the north and west) or via Lyon (from the south), or fly into Geneva to the south For driving distances to Arc-et-Senans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breres, Buffard, Champagne-sur-Loue, Chatelay, Chay, Chissey-sur-Loue, Cramans, Ecleux, Grange-de-Vaivre, La Chapelle-sur-Furieuse, Liesle, Lombard, Mesmay, Port-Lesney, Rennes-sur-Loue and Villers-Farlay.

This page in French: Visiter Arc-et-Senans