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Visit Brainans: highlights and tourist information

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Brainans 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: Brainans is 329 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 12 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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Brainans, 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 Brainans 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 Brainans

Markets in and near Brainans

  • Arbois: market Friday (12km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (22km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (26km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (27km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (27km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (32km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (34km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (39km)

More information about Brainans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Brainans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (14km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (13km)
  • Lac de Chalain (26km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (26km)
  • Lac de Chambly (29km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (29km)
  • Lac du Val (31km)
  • Lac du Fioget (32km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (32km)
  • Lac du Vernois (32km)
  • Lac de Narlay (34km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (34km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (34km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (35km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (37km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (37km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (43km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (44km)
  • Lac des Rousses (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (51km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Brainans

Canton: Poligny

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39800

Distance to Brainans

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

from Paris: 329 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 375 km

from Bordeaux: 530 km

from Strasbourg: 248 km

Getting here

Brainans 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 Brainans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abergement-le-Grand, Abergement-le-Petit, Aumont, Bersaillin, Biefmorin, Colonne, Grozon, La Charme, Le Chateley, Monay, Montholier, Neuvilley, Oussieres, Saint-Lothain, Sellieres, Toulouse-le-Chateau, Tourmont, Villers-les-Bois and Villerserine.

This page in French: Visiter Brainans

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