Cernon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cernon in Jura

Photo is of Lons-le-Saunier at 31 km from Cernon

Visit Cernon: highlights and tourist information

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Cernon 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 Cernon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 31 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 34 km.

Cernon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
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at 38 km (direction east), in the Ain department

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 67 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and...

See Dombes guide

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Map of places to visit near Cernon


Markets in and near Cernon

  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (15km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (16km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (24km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (31km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (31km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (31km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (32km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (35km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (38km)

More information about Cernon, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Cernon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (39km)
  • Brou Royal Monastery (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lacs d'Étival (16km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (19km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (24km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (25km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (27km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (27km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (28km)
  • Lac du Val (28km)
  • Col de la Faucille (28km)
  • Lac de Chambly (29km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (31km)
  • Lac de Chalain (32km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (32km)
  • Lac du Vernois (33km)
  • Lac de Narlay (33km)
  • Lac du Fioget (35km)
  • Lac des Rousses (35km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (37km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (38km)
  • Source - la Seille (40km)

Geography and distances

Cernon is in the east of France at 31 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Cernon is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cernon

Canton: Arinthod

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39240

Distance to Cernon

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 577 km

from Nice: 326 km

from Bordeaux: 515 km

from Strasbourg: 289 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 Cernon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cezia, Fetigny, Jeurre, Lect, Legna, Martigna, Moirans-en-Montagne, Montcusel, Onoz, Savigna and Vescles.

This page in French: Visiter Cernon


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