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Mathenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mathenay in Jura

Photo is of Arbois at 8 km from Mathenay

Visit Mathenay: highlights and tourist information

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Mathenay is situated in the Jura department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 8 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mathenay, 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 Mathenay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Arbois

Arbois

at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arbois guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 14 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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

Salins-les-Bains

at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
 
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Dole

Dole

at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dole guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south)

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

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

See Pesmes guide
Ornans

Ornans

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 47 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 65 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon,...

See Dijon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mathenay

 
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Markets in and near Mathenay

  • Arbois: market Friday (8km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (27km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (30km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (32km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (36km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (39km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (40km)

Hotels near Mathenay

More information about Mathenay, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Mathenay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (22km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (23km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (19km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (27km)
  • Lac de Chalain (30km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (32km)
  • Lac de Chambly (33km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (34km)
  • Lac du Fioget (35km)
  • Lac du Vernois (35km)
  • Lac du Val (36km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (36km)
  • Lac de Narlay (37km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (38km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (38km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (41km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (41km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (48km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quetigny (60km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Mathenay is in the east of France at 30 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Mathenay is 328 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mathenay

Canton: Arbois

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39600

Distance to Mathenay

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 328 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 380 km

from Bordeaux: 537 km

from Strasbourg: 240 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 Mathenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abergement-le-Grand, Abergement-le-Petit, Aumont, Grozon, La Ferte, Molamboz, Mont-sous-Vaudrey, Montholier, Saint-Cyr-Montmalin, Vadans, Vaudrey, Villeneuve-d'Aval and Villette-les-Arbois.

This page in French: Visiter Mathenay

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