By tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Salins-les-Bains at 8 km from By

Visit By: highlights and tourist information

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By is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to By in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Salins-les-Bains at 8 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 8 km.

By, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south), in the Jura department

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

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

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces that were...

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide


at 15 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ornans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Lods guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Besancon guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Jura department

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

See Dole guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

Pontarlier is usually visited as part of a trip to enjoy the local scenery...

See Pontarlier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

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

See Pesmes guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle with a 1000 year history...

See Chateau de Joux guide

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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

What to do at By? 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

By is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: By is 334 kilometres from Paris).

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

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.

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