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Dessia tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dessia in Jura

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 29 km from Dessia

Visit Dessia: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 29 km and Lons-le-Saunier at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dessia, 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 Dessia in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 29 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
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 32 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
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
 
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Divonne-les-Bains

Divonne-les-Bains

at 49 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 58 km (direction south-west), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 66 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dessia

 
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Markets in and near Dessia

  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (13km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (18km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (28km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (29km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (32km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (34km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (34km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (39km)

More information about Dessia, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Dessia, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lacs d'Étival (27km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (30km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (34km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (35km)
  • Lac du Val (36km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (36km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (36km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (37km)
  • Lac de Chambly (37km)
  • Lac de Chalain (39km)
  • Col de la Faucille (40km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (40km)
  • Lac du Vernois (41km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (42km)
  • Lac de Narlay (42km)
  • Lac du Fioget (44km)
  • Source - la Seille (45km)
  • Seille (Saône) (46km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (46km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (46km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Dessia is in the east of France at 32 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Dessia is 362 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dessia

Canton: Saint-Julien

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39320

Distance to Dessia

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 362 km

from Calais: 574 km

from Nice: 329 km

from Bordeaux: 503 km

from Strasbourg: 297 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 Dessia from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arinthod, Broissia, Cezia, Charnod, Chatonnay, Chemilla, Chisseria, Dramelay, Florentia, Genod, La Boissiere, Lains, Lavans-sur-Valouse, Louvenne, Montagna-le-Templier, Montrevel, Saint-Hymetiere, Saint-Julien, Valfin-sur-Valouse, Villechantria, Villeneuve-les-Charnod and Vosbles.

This page in French: Visiter Dessia

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