Fontain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontain: highlights and tourist information

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Fontain is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 5 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Fontain is 330 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Fontain

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

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)

Geography and distances

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

Fontain is in the eastern-center 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 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