Dournon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dournon in Jura

Photo is of Salins-les-Bains at 7 km from Dournon

Visit Dournon: highlights and tourist information

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Dournon 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 Dournon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Salins-les-Bains at 7 km and Arbois at 15 km.

Dournon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction west)

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century and are...

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 15 km (direction west)

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the scenic Cirque...

See Arbois guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Doubs department

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 19 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

Lods is quite small but very pleasant to explore, in particular the village along...

See Lods guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

The small village of Mouthier-Haute-Pierre is well placed to explore the source of the...

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


at 30 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

Pontarlier is usually visited as part of a trip to enjoy the local scenery...

See Pontarlier guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 32 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle with a 1000 year history...

See Chateau de Joux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction in Dole,...

See Dole guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide

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Map of places to visit near Dournon


Markets in and near Dournon

  • Levier: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (15km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (21km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (29km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (40km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (43km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (43km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (44km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (52km)

More information about Dournon, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Dournon, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (38km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (11km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (28km)
  • Source - la Seille (28km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (30km)
  • Lac du Fioget (30km)
  • Lac de Chalain (32km)
  • Lac du Vernois (32km)
  • Lac de Narlay (32km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (34km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (34km)
  • Lac de Chambly (34km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (34km)
  • Lac du Val (36km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (37km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (38km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (39km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (39km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (45km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (34km)

Geography and distances

Dournon is in the east of France at 42 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Dournon is 344 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dournon

Canton: Salins-les-Bains

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39110

Distance to Dournon

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 344 km

from Calais: 538 km

from Nice: 373 km

from Bordeaux: 557 km

from Strasbourg: 227 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 Dournon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abergement-les-Thesy, Arc-sous-Montenot, Aresches, Cernans, Chaux-Champagny, Clucy, Crouzet-Migette, Geraise, Gevresin, Lemuy, Montmahoux, Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne, Saizenay, Thesy and Villeneuve-d'Amont.

This page in French: Visiter Dournon