Rans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rans: highlights and tourist information

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Rans is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 53 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Rans is 316 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 12 km and Dole at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rans, 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 Rans 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 Jura

Map of places to visit near Rans

Markets in and near Rans

  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (26km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (27km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (30km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (45km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (46km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (48km)

More information about Rans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Rans, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rans.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (19km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (32km)
  • Parc de l'Etang (33km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (44km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (39km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (41km)
  • Source - la Seille (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rans

Canton: Dampierre

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39700

Distance to Rans

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 316 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 400 km

from Bordeaux: 550 km

from Strasbourg: 220 km

Getting here

Rans is in the east 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 Rans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auxange, Courtefontaine, Dampierre, Etrepigney, Evans, Fraisans, La Barre, La Breteniere, Le Petit-Mercey, Monteplain, Orchamps, Our, Plumont, Ranchot and Salans.

This page in French: Visiter Rans