Molain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Arbois at 9 km from Molain

Visit Molain: highlights and tourist information

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Molain 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 Molain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 9 km and Salins-les-Bains at 14 km.

Molain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Arbois guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


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

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 23 km (direction south-west), 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


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dole guide


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

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

See Ornans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

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

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

See Chateau de Joux guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide

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Map of places to visit near Molain


Markets in and near Molain

  • Arbois: market Friday (9km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (12km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (26km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (38km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (38km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (42km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (42km)

More information about Molain, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Molain, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (22km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (11km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (15km)
  • Lac de Chalain (17km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (19km)
  • Lac du Fioget (20km)
  • Lac de Chambly (20km)
  • Lac du Vernois (21km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (21km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (21km)
  • Lac de Narlay (22km)
  • Lac du Val (22km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (23km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (23km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (27km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (27km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (34km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (35km)
  • Lac des Rousses (42km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Molain is in the east of France at 25 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Molain is 343 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Molain

Canton: Poligny

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39800

Distance to Molain

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 343 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 365 km

from Bordeaux: 541 km

from Strasbourg: 244 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 Molain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besain, Chamole, Chaussenans, La Chatelaine, Montrond and Valempoulieres.

This page in French: Visiter Molain


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