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Ornans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ornans: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

France This Way comment: The highlight of your visit to Ornans is the section along the Loue river, crossed by old stone bridges and with lovely houses on the riverside

Ornans is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ornans. For detailed visitor information see the Ornans travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lods at 10 km and Mouthier-Haute-Pierre at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ornans, 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 Ornans in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lods guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Besancon guide
 
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Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pontarlier guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Jura department

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

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

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Joux guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

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

See Pesmes guide
Dole

Dole

at 50 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Dole guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

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

Lons-le-Saunier

at 66 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ornans

 
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Markets in and near Ornans

  • Levier: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (27km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (36km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (44km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (56km)

Hotels near Ornans

More information about Ornans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Ornans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de l'Etang (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Poudrey (11km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (27km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (31km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (32km)
  • Saut du Doubs (43km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (43km)
  • Source - la Seille (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (16km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ornans is in the eastern-center of France at 18 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Ornans is 343 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ornans

Canton: Ornans

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25290

Distance to Ornans

from Besancon (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 343 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 388 km

from Bordeaux: 577 km

from Strasbourg: 203 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 Ornans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnevaux-le-Prieure, Charbonnieres-les-Sapins, Chassagne-Saint-Denis, Chateauvieux-les-Fosses, Foucherans, Malbrans, Montgesoye, Saules, Scey-Maisieres, Tarcenay, Villers-sous-Montrond and Vuillafans.

This page in French: Visiter Ornans

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