Montigny-sur-l'Ain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montigny-sur-l'Ain in Jura

Photo is of Baume-les-Messieurs at 10 km from Montigny-sur-l'Ain

Visit Montigny-sur-l'Ain: highlights and tourist information

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Montigny-sur-l'Ain 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 Montigny-sur-l'Ain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baume-les-Messieurs at 10 km and Chateau-Chalon at 13 km.

Montigny-sur-l'Ain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 18 km (direction west)

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

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at 22 km (direction west)

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

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at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

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

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

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at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure...

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at 48 km (direction north-west)

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

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Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

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Markets in and near Montigny-sur-l'Ain

  • Champagnole: market Saturday (10km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (19km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (21km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (37km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (42km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (44km)

More information about Montigny-sur-l'Ain, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Montigny-sur-l'Ain, France

What to do at Montigny-sur-l'Ain? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Montigny-sur-l'Ain.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (20km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (48km)
  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Chalain (4km)
  • Lac de Chambly (7km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (8km)
  • Lac du Val (9km)
  • Source - la Seille (10km)
  • Lac du Vernois (10km)
  • Lac du Fioget (11km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (12km)
  • Lac de Narlay (12km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (12km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (13km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (13km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (15km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (15km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (22km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (22km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (23km)
  • Lac des Rousses (32km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (36km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (38km)
  • Col de la Faucille (42km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Montigny-sur-l'Ain is in the east of France at 18 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Montigny-sur-l'Ain is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montigny-sur-l'Ain

Canton: Champagnole

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39300

Distance to Montigny-sur-l'Ain

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 354 km

from Bordeaux: 535 km

from Strasbourg: 255 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 Montigny-sur-l'Ain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnefontaine, Chatillon, Chevrotaine, Crotenay, Doucier, Fay-en-Montagne, Fontenu, Marigny, Mirebel, Monnet-la-Ville, Mont-sur-Monnet, Picarreau, Pont-du-Navoy and Saffloz.

This page in French: Visiter Montigny-sur-l'Ain