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Dole tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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 sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the...

See Pesmes guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 23 km (direction 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
Arbois

Arbois

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arbois guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
 
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Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 41 km (direction west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites...

See Dijon guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 43 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Beze

Beze

at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Although small the village of Bez is very pleasant to...

See Beze guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Ornans

Ornans

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

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

See Ornans guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 50 km (direction west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Beaune guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dole

 
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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)

Hotels near Dole

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Tourist attractions near Dole, France

What to do at Dole? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Dole is in the east of France at 47 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Dole is 305 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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