By tourism and travel guide

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Visit By: highlights and tourist information

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By is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: By is 334 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Salins-les-Bains at 8 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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By, 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 By 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 Doubs

Map of places to visit near By

Markets in and near By

  • Arbois: market Friday (15km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (30km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (31km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (37km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (43km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (45km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (46km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (49km)

More information about By, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near By, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting By.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (31km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (39km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (21km)
  • Source - la Seille (31km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (33km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (37km)
  • Lac de Chalain (39km)
  • Lac du Fioget (39km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (39km)
  • Lac du Vernois (41km)
  • Lac de Narlay (41km)
  • Lac de Chambly (41km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (42km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (43km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (43km)
  • Lac du Val (43km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (27km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: By

Canton: Quingey

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25440

Distance to By

from Besancon (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 334 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 383 km

from Bordeaux: 555 km

from Strasbourg: 223 km

Getting here

By is in the eastern-center 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 By from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bartherans, Breres, Buffard, Champagne-sur-Loue, Chay, Cussey-sur-Lison, Echay, Grange-de-Vaivre, Ivrey, La Chapelle-sur-Furieuse, Liesle, Mesmay, Montfort, Myon, Pagnoz, Paroy, Pointvillers, Port-Lesney, Rennes-sur-Loue, Ronchaux, Saint-Thiebaud, Saizenay and Samson.

This page in French: Visiter By