Rothonay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rothonay: highlights and tourist information

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Rothonay is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 17 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Rothonay is 352 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lons-le-Saunier at 17 km and Baume-les-Messieurs at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rothonay, 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 Rothonay 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 Rothonay

Markets in and near Rothonay

  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (17km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (30km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (30km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (34km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (38km)

More information about Rothonay, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Rothonay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (42km)
  • Voltaire Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (63km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (26km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (20km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (21km)
  • Lac du Val (24km)
  • Lac de Chambly (25km)
  • Lac de Chalain (26km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (27km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (27km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (29km)
  • Source - la Seille (29km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (30km)
  • Lac du Vernois (30km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (32km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (32km)
  • Lac de Narlay (32km)
  • Lac du Fioget (33km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (35km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (36km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (37km)
  • Col de la Faucille (41km)
  • Lac des Rousses (43km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (54km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rothonay

Canton: Orgelet

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39270

Distance to Rothonay

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 352 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 342 km

from Bordeaux: 510 km

from Strasbourg: 283 km

Getting here

Rothonay 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 Rothonay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Augisey, Beffia, Chaveria, Cressia, Dompierre-sur-Mont, Loisia, Moutonne, Orgelet, Pimorin, Presilly, Reithouse and Varessia.

This page in French: Visiter Rothonay