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Molay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Molay in Jura

Photo is of Dole at 10 km from Molay

Visit Molay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Dole at 10 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Molay, 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 Molay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Dole

Dole

at 10 km (direction north-east)

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

See Dole guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 28 km (direction 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
Arbois

Arbois

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arbois guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Saone department

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

See Pesmes guide
 
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Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

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

Lons-le-Saunier

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 44 km (direction west), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the...

See Beaune guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Dijon guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 49 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Beze

Beze

at 51 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Although small the village of Bez is very pleasant to spend...

See Beze guide

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

Map of places to visit near Molay

 
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Markets in and near Molay

  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (19km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (19km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (30km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (31km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (32km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (33km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (33km)
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges: market Friday (38km)

More information about Molay, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Molay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (10km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (30km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (37km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (35km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (48km)
  • Lac de Chalain (48km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (49km)
  • Lac de Chambly (51km)
  • Lac du Val (53km)
  • Lac du Fioget (55km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (55km)
  • Lac du Vernois (55km)
  • Lac de Narlay (56km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (57km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (57km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Molay is in the east of France at 40 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Molay is 306 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Molay

Canton: Chemin

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39500

Distance to Molay

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 306 km

from Calais: 508 km

from Nice: 396 km

from Bordeaux: 523 km

from Strasbourg: 246 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 Molay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abergement-la-Ronce, Aumur, Champdivers, Choisey, Crissey, Gevry, Parcey, Peseux, Rahon, Saint-Baraing, Tavaux and Villette-les-Dole.

This page in French: Visiter Molay

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