Ardon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Arbois at 17 km from Ardon

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Ardon is situated in the Jura department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 17 km and Salins-les-Bains at 19 km.

Ardon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Arbois guide


at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Doubs department

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle with a 1000...

See Chateau de Joux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide


at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide


at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


at 47 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dole guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide

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Markets in and near Ardon

  • Champagnole: market Saturday (4km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (17km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (28km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (30km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (38km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (44km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (47km)

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Tourist attractions near Ardon, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (27km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (47km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Billaude (11km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (11km)
  • Lac du Fioget (12km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (13km)
  • Lac de Chalain (14km)
  • Lac du Vernois (14km)
  • Lac de Narlay (15km)
  • Source - la Seille (15km)
  • Lac de Chambly (16km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (16km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (16km)
  • Lac du Val (17km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (19km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (21km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (21km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (27km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (31km)
  • Lac des Rousses (34km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (43km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (43km)
  • Col de la Faucille (46km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (50km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Ardon is in the east of France at 28 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Ardon is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ardon

Canton: Champagnole

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39300

Distance to Ardon

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 358 km

from Bordeaux: 545 km

from Strasbourg: 245 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 Ardon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourg-de-Sirod, Champagnole, Cize, Crotenay, Equevillon, Le Larderet, Le Latet, Le Pasquier, Montrond, Moutoux, Ney, Saint-Germain-en-Montagne, Sapois, Valempoulieres, Vannoz and Vers-en-Montagne.

This page in French: Visiter Ardon