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Ornans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ornans: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Ornans is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 18 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Ornans is 343 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Ornans


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)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Ornans is in the eastern-center 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 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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