Rye tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rye: highlights and tourist information

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Rye is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 24 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Rye is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau-Chalon at 20 km and Lons-le-Saunier at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rye, 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 Rye 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 Rye

Markets in and near Rye

  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (13km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (19km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (21km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (24km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (25km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (26km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (31km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (31km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (36km)

More information about Rye, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Rye, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (15km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (23km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (34km)
  • Lac de Chalain (35km)
  • Lac de Chambly (38km)
  • Lac du Val (40km)
  • Lac du Vernois (43km)
  • Lac du Fioget (43km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (44km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (44km)
  • Lac de Narlay (45km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (45km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (46km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (46km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (46km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (46km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (50km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (53km)
  • Seille (Saône) (54km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rye

Canton: Chaumergy

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39230

Distance to Rye

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 380 km

from Bordeaux: 517 km

from Strasbourg: 258 km

Getting here

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

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvernois, Bellevesvre, Bois-de-Gand, Chaumergy, Chene-Bernard, Chene-Sec, Foulenay, Francheville, La Chassagne, La Chaux-en-Bresse, Le Villey, Les Deux-Fays, Les Essards-Taignevaux, Les Hays, Mouthier-en-Bresse, Pleure, Sergenaux and Sergenon.

This page in French: Visiter Rye