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Visit Besain: highlights and tourist information

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Besain is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 22 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Besain is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 13 km and Chateau-Chalon at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Besain, 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 Besain 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 Jura

Map of places to visit near Besain

Markets in and near Besain

  • Champagnole: market Saturday (10km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (13km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (23km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (34km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (41km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (42km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (42km)

More information about Besain, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Besain, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (20km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (8km)
  • Lac de Chalain (13km)
  • Lac de Chambly (16km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (16km)
  • Lac du Fioget (16km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (17km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (17km)
  • Lac du Vernois (17km)
  • Lac du Val (18km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (18km)
  • Lac de Narlay (18km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (19km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (19km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (23km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (23km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (30km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (31km)
  • Lac des Rousses (39km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (45km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (46km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (54km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Besain

Canton: Poligny

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39800

Distance to Besain

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 545 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 539 km

from Strasbourg: 248 km

Getting here

Besain is in the east 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 Besain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chamole, Chaussenans, Crotenay, Fay-en-Montagne, Le Fied, Molain, Montrond, Picarreau, Valempoulieres and Vaux-sur-Poligny.

This page in French: Visiter Besain

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