Port-Lesney tourism and travel guide

Photo of Port-Lesney in Jura

Photo is of Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 4 km from Port-Lesney

Visit Port-Lesney: highlights and tourist information

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Port-Lesney 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 Port-Lesney in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 4 km and Salins-les-Bains at 8 km.

Port-Lesney, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 4 km (direction north-west), 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


at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arbois guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dole guide


at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Lods guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

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

See Pesmes guide


at 42 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide


at 42 km (direction south-west)

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 Jura

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Map of places to visit near Port-Lesney


Markets in and near Port-Lesney

  • Arbois: market Friday (12km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (27km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (30km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (39km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (42km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (42km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (45km)

More information about Port-Lesney, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Port-Lesney, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (27km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (35km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (23km)
  • Source - la Seille (29km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (37km)
  • Lac de Chalain (37km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (37km)
  • Lac du Fioget (39km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (39km)
  • Lac du Vernois (40km)
  • Lac de Chambly (40km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (41km)
  • Lac de Narlay (41km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (42km)
  • Lac du Val (42km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (30km)

Geography and distances

Port-Lesney is in the east of France at 42 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Port-Lesney is 331 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Port-Lesney

Canton: Villers-Farlay

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39330

Distance to Port-Lesney

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 331 km

from Calais: 525 km

from Nice: 384 km

from Bordeaux: 550 km

from Strasbourg: 227 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 Port-Lesney from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiglepierre, Arc-et-Senans, Breres, Buffard, By, Champagne-sur-Loue, Chay, Cramans, Grange-de-Vaivre, Ivrey, La Chapelle-sur-Furieuse, Montfort, Mouchard, Pagnoz, Paroy, Rennes-sur-Loue, Ronchaux, Saint-Thiebaud, Samson and Villers-Farlay.

This page in French: Visiter Port-Lesney