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Arcon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arcon in Doubs

Photo is of Pontarlier at 5 km from Arcon

Visit Arcon: highlights and tourist information

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Arcon is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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!

Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 5 km (direction south-west)

Pontarlier is usually visited as part of a trip...

See Pontarlier guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 8 km (direction south)

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle...

See Chateau de Joux guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lods guide
 
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Ornans

Ornans

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ornans guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 38 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Besancon guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 46 km (direction west)

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 46 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Saint-Hippolyte

Saint-Hippolyte

at 53 km (direction north-east)

Saint-Hippolyte is in a beautiful position on the confluence...

See Saint-Hippolyte guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arcon

 
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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

What to do at Arcon? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Arcon is in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Arcon is 368 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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