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Photo of Fontain in Doubs

Photo is of Besancon at 6 km from Fontain

Visit Fontain: highlights and tourist information

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Fontain is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Besancon at 6 km and Chateau de Cleron at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontain, 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 Fontain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Besancon

Besancon

at 6 km (direction )

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

See Besancon guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Ornans

Ornans

at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ornans guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lods guide
 
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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest in Franche-Comté...

See Pesmes guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pontarlier guide
Dole

Dole

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Dole guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide
Vesoul

Vesoul

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

Although lacking major monuments, Vesoul is a pleasant town to visit with...

See Vesoul guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontain

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Markets in and near Fontain

  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (4km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (38km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (41km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (42km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (43km)

More information about Fontain, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Fontain, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de l'Etang (39km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (42km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Poudrey (19km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (40km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (40km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (4km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontain is in the eastern-center of France at 5 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Fontain is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontain

Canton: Besançon-Sud

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25660

Distance to Fontain

from Besancon (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 400 km

from Bordeaux: 573 km

from Strasbourg: 201 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 Fontain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arguel, Avanne-Aveney, Besancon, Beure, La Veze, Larnod, Merey-sous-Montrond, Montfaucon, Morre, Pugey, Rancenay and Villers-sous-Montrond.

This page in French: Visiter Fontain

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