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Desnes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Desnes in Jura

Photo is of Lons-le-Saunier at 12 km from Desnes

Visit Desnes: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Desnes, 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 Desnes in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east)

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Arbois guide
 
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Dole

Dole

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dole guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 47 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in...

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus,...

See Tournus guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region...

See Beaune guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 57 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 58 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Jura

Map of places to visit near Desnes

 
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Markets in and near Desnes

  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (11km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (18km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (21km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (22km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (24km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (28km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (33km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (37km)

Hotels near Desnes

More information about Desnes, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Desnes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (5km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (17km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (24km)
  • Lac de Chalain (26km)
  • Lac de Chambly (29km)
  • Lac du Val (30km)
  • Lac du Vernois (34km)
  • Lac du Fioget (35km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (36km)
  • Lac de Narlay (36km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (36km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (36km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (37km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (37km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (38km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (38km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (41km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (42km)
  • Seille (Saône) (49km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (49km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (53km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (56km)
  • Col de la Faucille (60km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Desnes is in the east of France at 12 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Desnes is 329 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Desnes

Canton: Bletterans

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39140

Distance to Desnes

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 329 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 368 km

from Bordeaux: 515 km

from Strasbourg: 265 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 Desnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arlay, Bletterans, Commenailles, Cosges, Froideville, Larnaud, Lombard, Nance, Quintigny, Recanoz, Relans, Ruffey-sur-Seille, Saint-Didier, Villevieux and Vincent.

This page in French: Visiter Desnes

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