Arcon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arcon: highlights and tourist information

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Arcon 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 43 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Arcon is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pontarlier at 5 km and Chateau de Joux at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arcon, 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 Arcon 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 Arcon

Markets in and near Arcon

  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (5km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (42km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (42km)

More information about Arcon, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Arcon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arcon.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (8km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (18km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (25km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (29km)
  • Saut du Doubs (29km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (31km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (45km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (46km)
  • Lac du Fioget (48km)
  • Lac de Narlay (49km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (50km)
  • Lac du Vernois (50km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (51km)
  • Lac de Chalain (54km)
  • Lac de Chambly (55km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (56km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (56km)
  • Lac du Val (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arcon

Canton: Montbenoît

Arrondissement: Pontarlier

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25300

Distance to Arcon

from Besancon (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 554 km

from Nice: 367 km

from Bordeaux: 587 km

from Strasbourg: 209 km

Getting here

Arcon 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 Arcon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bugny, Dommartin, Doubs, Hauterive-la-Fresse, Houtaud, Les Allies, Montflovin, Pontarlier, Verrieres-de-Joux and Vuillecin.

This page in French: Visiter Arcon