Ornans tourism and travel guide
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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
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).
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
Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ornans.
Most beautiful villages in France
(see also beautiful French villages)
Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)
- Pontarlier (27km)
- Parc de l'Etang (53km)
Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)
(see also historical French towns)
- Besancon (17km)
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
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
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