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Visit Mesnay: highlights and tourist information

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Mesnay is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 31 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Mesnay is 336 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 2 km and Salins-les-Bains at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mesnay, 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 Mesnay 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 Mesnay


Markets in and near Mesnay

  • Arbois: market Friday (2km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (20km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (31km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (31km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (41km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (41km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (42km)

More information about Mesnay, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Mesnay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (25km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (17km)
  • Source - la Seille (17km)
  • Lac de Chalain (26km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (27km)
  • Lac du Fioget (28km)
  • Lac de Chambly (29km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (29km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (29km)
  • Lac du Vernois (29km)
  • Lac de Narlay (30km)
  • Lac du Val (31km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (31km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (32km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (36km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (36km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (42km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (44km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (45km)
  • Lac des Rousses (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mesnay

Canton: Arbois

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39600

Distance to Mesnay

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 336 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 374 km

from Bordeaux: 544 km

from Strasbourg: 237 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiglepierre, Arbois, Chilly-sur-Salins, Ivory, La Chatelaine, Les Arsures, Les Planches-Pres-Arbois, Marnoz, Montigny-les-Arsures, Pretin, Pupillin, Saint-Cyr-Montmalin and Villette-les-Arbois.

This page in French: Visiter Mesnay

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