Lons-le-Saunier tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lons-le-Saunier: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed to explore the Jura

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Lons-le-Saunier. For detailed visitor information see the Lons-le-Saunier travel guide.

Lons-le-Saunier is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Jura department (general information: Lons-le-Saunier is 340 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau-Chalon at 11 km and Arbois at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lons-le-Saunier, 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 Lons-le-Saunier 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 Jura

Map of places to visit near Lons-le-Saunier

Markets in and near Lons-le-Saunier

Market days in Lons-le-Saunier: weekly market: Thursday all day;

  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (0km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (25km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (25km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (29km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (30km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (31km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (32km)

More information about Lons-le-Saunier, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Lons-le-Saunier, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Lons-le-Saunier.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (9km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (14km)
  • Source - la Seille (15km)
  • Lac de Chalain (19km)
  • Lac de Chambly (20km)
  • Lac du Val (21km)
  • Lac du Vernois (26km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (27km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (27km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (27km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (27km)
  • Lac du Fioget (28km)
  • Lac de Narlay (28km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (28km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (30km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (30km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (32km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (39km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (41km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (45km)
  • Lac des Rousses (46km)
  • Col de la Faucille (49km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lons-le-Saunier

Canton: Lons-le-Saunier

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39000

Distance to Lons-le-Saunier

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 340 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 357 km

from Bordeaux: 517 km

from Strasbourg: 269 km

Getting here

Lons-le-Saunier is in the east 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 Lons-le-Saunier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briod, Cesancey, Chille, Chilly-le-Vignoble, Conliege, Courbouzon, Courlans, Frebuans, Geruge, Gevingey, Lavigny, Le Pin, Macornay, Messia-sur-Sorne, Moiron, Montaigu, Montain, Montmorot, Pannessieres, Perrigny, Plainoiseau, Revigny, Saint-Didier, Vernantois and Villeneuve-sous-Pymont.

This page in French: Visiter Lons-le-Saunier