Fontenu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontenu in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 14 km from Fontenu

Visit Fontenu: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenu 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 Fontenu in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 14 km and Chateau-Chalon at 18 km.

Fontenu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 21 km (direction west)

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

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at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arbois guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Doubs department

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

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at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

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

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

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

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

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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 the Loue...

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Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 54 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Map of places to visit near Fontenu


Markets in and near Fontenu

  • Champagnole: market Saturday (11km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (21km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (26km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (32km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (41km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (42km)

More information about Fontenu, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Fontenu, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (24km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Chalain (3km)
  • Lac de Chambly (3km)
  • Lac du Val (5km)
  • Lac du Vernois (5km)
  • Lac du Fioget (7km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (7km)
  • Lac de Narlay (7km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (8km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (8km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (9km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (9km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (10km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (10km)
  • Source - la Seille (15km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (17km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (18km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (23km)
  • Lac des Rousses (27km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (31km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (33km)
  • Col de la Faucille (36km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Fontenu is in the east of France at 21 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Fontenu is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenu

Canton: Clairvaux-les-Lacs

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39130

Distance to Fontenu

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 558 km

from Nice: 348 km

from Bordeaux: 536 km

from Strasbourg: 257 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 Fontenu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charcier, Chevrotaine, Doucier, Le Frasnois, Loulle, Marigny, Menetrux-en-Joux, Mont-sur-Monnet, Montigny-sur-l'Ain, Pont-du-Navoy, Saffloz and Songeson.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenu