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Visit Gennes: highlights and tourist information

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Gennes 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 8 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Gennes is 333 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Besancon at 8 km and Ornans at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gennes, 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 Gennes 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 Gennes


Markets in and near Gennes

  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (42km)
  • Vesoul: market Thursday & Saturday (42km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (46km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (46km)

More information about Gennes, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Gennes, France

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

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 (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Poudrey (15km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (38km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (38km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (46km)
  • Saut du Doubs (48km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moffans-et-Vacheresse (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (7km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gennes

Canton: Besançon-Sud

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25660

Distance to Gennes

from Besancon (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 333 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 404 km

from Bordeaux: 582 km

from Strasbourg: 192 km

Getting here

Gennes 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 Gennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaleze, Chalezeule, Deluz, La Chevillotte, La Veze, Mamirolle, Montfaucon, Morre, Nancray, Novillars, Roche-Lez-Beaupre, Saone, Thise, Vaire-Arcier and Vaire-le-Petit.

This page in French: Visiter Gennes

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