Dole tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dole in Jura

Visit Dole: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction in Dole, and a stroll along the river banks

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Dole. For detailed visitor information see the Dole travel guide.

Dole is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 47 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Dole is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Dole include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 23 km and Arbois at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Dole, 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 Dole in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Dole

Markets in and near Dole

Market days in Dole: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday;

  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (13km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (25km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (29km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (30km)
  • Longvic: market Sunday (39km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (41km)
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges: market Friday (41km)

More information about Dole, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Dole, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Dole.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (0km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (29km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (37km)
  • Parc de l'Etang (39km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (40km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quetigny (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Dole

Canton: Dole

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39100

Distance to Dole

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 504 km

from Nice: 402 km

from Bordeaux: 532 km

from Strasbourg: 236 km

Getting here

Dole is in the east of France. 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 Dole from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Archelange, Authume, Baverans, Biarne, Billey, Brevans, Champvans, Chatenois, Choisey, Crissey, Damparis, Falletans, Foucherans, Gevry, Jouhe, Monnieres, Rochefort-sur-Nenon, Sampans and Villette-les-Dole.

This page in French: Visiter Dole