Salins-les-Bains tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century and are now an important local attraction and a UNESCO world heritage site

Salins-les-Bains is situated in the Jura department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Salins-les-Bains. For detailed visitor information see the Salins-les-Bains travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Salins-les-Bains include "town of art and history" and "recommended detour".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Salins-les-Bains in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 14 km and Chateau de Cleron at 22 km.

Salins-les-Bains, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Arbois

Arbois

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Arbois guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 14 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
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau-Chalon guide
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Ornans

Ornans

at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide
Lods

Lods

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

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

See Lods guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Dole

Dole

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dole guide
Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 36 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Pontarlier guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 38 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle with a 1000...

See Chateau de Joux guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 38 km (direction south-west)

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 46 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

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Markets in and near Salins-les-Bains

  • Arbois: market Friday (9km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (21km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (35km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (36km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (36km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (38km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Clairvaux-les-Lacs: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (47km)

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Tourist attractions near Salins-les-Bains, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (32km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (14km)
  • Source - la Seille (24km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (28km)
  • Lac de Chalain (30km)
  • Lac du Fioget (30km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (30km)
  • Lac du Vernois (32km)
  • Lac de Narlay (32km)
  • Lac de Chambly (32km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (33km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (34km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (34km)
  • Lac du Val (34km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (38km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (38km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (38km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (45km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Salins-les-Bains is in the east of France at 38 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Salins-les-Bains is 339 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Salins-les-Bains

Canton: Salins-les-Bains

Arrondissement: Lons-le-Saunier

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39110

Distance to Salins-les-Bains

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 339 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 375 km

from Bordeaux: 551 km

from Strasbourg: 231 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 Salins-les-Bains from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abergement-les-Thesy, Aiglepierre, Aresches, Bracon, Cernans, Chaux-Champagny, Chilly-sur-Salins, Clucy, Geraise, Ivory, Les Planches-Pres-Arbois, Marnoz, Pagnoz, Pretin, Saint-Thiebaud, Saizenay and Thesy.

This page in French: Visiter Salins-les-Bains

 
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