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Cernans tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Salins-les-Bains at 4 km from Cernans

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Cernans is situated in the Jura 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 Cernans in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Salins-les-Bains at 4 km and Arbois at 13 km.

Cernans, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Arbois guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 16 km (direction north-west), 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
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
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Ornans

Ornans

at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 32 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 34 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Joux guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide
Dole

Dole

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dole guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide

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Markets in and near Cernans

  • Arbois: market Friday (13km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (21km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (32km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (38km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (41km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (42km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (50km)

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Tourist attractions near Cernans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (36km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (11km)
  • Source - la Seille (26km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (28km)
  • Lac du Fioget (30km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (30km)
  • Lac de Chalain (31km)
  • Lac du Vernois (32km)
  • Lac de Narlay (32km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (33km)
  • Lac de Chambly (33km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (34km)
  • Lac du Val (35km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (35km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (36km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (39km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (39km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (41km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cernans is in the east of France at 41 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Cernans is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cernans

Canton: Salins-les-Bains

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39110

Distance to Cernans

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 374 km

from Bordeaux: 555 km

from Strasbourg: 228 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 Cernans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abergement-les-Thesy, Arc-sous-Montenot, Aresches, Bracon, Chaux-Champagny, Chilly-sur-Salins, Clucy, Crouzet-Migette, Dournon, Geraise, Lemuy, Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne, Saint-Thiebaud, Sainte-Anne, Saizenay, Salins-les-Bains and Thesy.

This page in French: Visiter Cernans

 
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