Foncine-le-Bas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Foncine-le-Bas in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 30 km from Foncine-le-Bas

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Foncine-le-Bas 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 Foncine-le-Bas in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 30 km and Divonne-les-Bains at 32 km.

Foncine-le-Bas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 37 km (direction west)

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

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva is extraordinarily...

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

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

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Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around the...

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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Doubs department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Markets in and near Foncine-le-Bas

  • Morez: market Saturday all day (13km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (15km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (31km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (32km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (34km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (35km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (37km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (38km)

More information about Foncine-le-Bas, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Foncine-le-Bas, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (37km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (40km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Lemme (7km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (9km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (9km)
  • Lac de Narlay (9km)
  • Lac du Fioget (10km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (10km)
  • Lac du Vernois (11km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (13km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (13km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (15km)
  • Lac des Rousses (15km)
  • Lac du Val (17km)
  • Lac de Chambly (17km)
  • Lac de Chalain (19km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (23km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (23km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (23km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (27km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (29km)
  • Source - la Seille (30km)
  • Col de la Faucille (30km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Foncine-le-Bas is in the east of France at 37 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Foncine-le-Bas is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Foncine-le-Bas

Canton: Planches-en-Montagne

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39520

Distance to Foncine-le-Bas

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 569 km

from Nice: 340 km

from Bordeaux: 550 km

from Strasbourg: 252 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 Foncine-le-Bas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaux-Des-Crotenay, Entre-Deux-Monts, Foncine-le-Haut, Fort-du-Plasne, Lac-Des-Rouges-Truites, Les Chalesmes and Les Planches-en-Montagne.

This page in French: Visiter Foncine-le-Bas


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