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Photo of Bans in Jura

Photo is of Dole at 14 km from Bans

Visit Bans: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Dole at 14 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bans, 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 Bans in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Dole

Dole

at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dole guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 17 km (direction east-north-east), 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
Arbois

Arbois

at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arbois guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
 
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Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest in Franche-Comté...

See Pesmes guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

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

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide
Ornans

Ornans

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps...

See Dijon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bans

 
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Markets in and near Bans

  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (17km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (26km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (28km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (34km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (36km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (36km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (37km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (39km)

Hotels near Bans

More information about Bans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Bans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (14km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (25km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (43km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (26km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (36km)
  • Lac de Chalain (38km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (39km)
  • Lac de Chambly (41km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (43km)
  • Lac du Val (43km)
  • Lac du Fioget (43km)
  • Lac du Vernois (44km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (45km)
  • Lac de Narlay (45km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (46km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (47km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (49km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quetigny (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bans is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Bans is 318 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bans

Canton: Montbarrey

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39380

Distance to Bans

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 318 km

from Calais: 518 km

from Nice: 388 km

from Bordeaux: 532 km

from Strasbourg: 241 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 Bans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Augerans, Belmont, La Loye, Le Deschaux, Mont-sous-Vaudrey, Montbarrey, Nevy-les-Dole, Santans, Seligney, Souvans, Vaudrey and Villers-Robert.

This page in French: Visiter Bans

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