Arc-et-Senans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arc-et-Senans: highlights and tourist information

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Arc-et-Senans is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Arc-et-Senans is 326 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 0 km and Salins-les-Bains at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Doubs

Map of places to visit near Arc-et-Senans

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

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Arc-et-Senans

Canton: Quingey

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

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

Arc-et-Senans is in the eastern-center of France. 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