Balanod tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balanod in Jura

Photo is of Lons-le-Saunier at 29 km from Balanod

Visit Balanod: highlights and tourist information

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Balanod 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 Balanod in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 29 km and Bourg-en-Bresse at 30 km.

Balanod, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style with a...

See Tournus abbey guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will also discover...

See Tournus guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre - hence...

See Brancion guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's...

See Macon guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the village that...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of your visit to...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide


at 59 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arbois guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest...

See Belleville guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Balanod


Markets in and near Balanod

  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (3km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (21km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (28km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (30km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (31km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Balanod, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (48km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (32km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (32km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (35km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (35km)
  • Lac du Val (40km)
  • Lac de Chambly (40km)
  • Lac de Chalain (41km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (42km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (42km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (42km)
  • Source - la Seille (43km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (43km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (46km)
  • Lac du Vernois (46km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (47km)
  • Lac de Narlay (47km)
  • Lac du Fioget (48km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (39km)
  • Macon (44km)

Geography and distances

Balanod is in the east of France at 29 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Balanod is 349 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balanod

Canton: Saint-Amour

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39160

Distance to Balanod

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 349 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 341 km

from Bordeaux: 495 km

from Strasbourg: 297 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 Balanod from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andelot-Morval, Champagnat, Chevreaux, Condal, Cuiseaux, Dommartin-les-Cuiseaux, Domsure, Joudes, Montagna-le-Reconduit, Nanc-les-Saint-Amour, Nantey, Saint-Amour, Saint-Jean-d'Etreux, Thoissia and Veria.

This page in French: Visiter Balanod