Salins-les-Bains tourism and travel guide

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Visit Salins-les-Bains: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Salins-les-Bains is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), 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).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 14 km and Chateau de Cleron at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Salins-les-Bains, 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 Salins-les-Bains 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 Salins-les-Bains

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)

More information about Salins-les-Bains, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Salins-les-Bains, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Salins-les-Bains 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 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