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Brainans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brainans in Jura

Photo is of Arbois at 12 km from Brainans

Visit Brainans: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 12 km and Chateau-Chalon at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Arbois

Arbois

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arbois guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south)

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 18 km (direction south)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
 
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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 22 km (direction 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
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Dole

Dole

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Dole guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest in...

See Pesmes guide
Ornans

Ornans

at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide

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Map of places to visit near Brainans

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Brainans is in the east of France at 22 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Brainans is 329 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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