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Samson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Samson in Doubs

Photo is of Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 7 km from Samson

Visit Samson: highlights and tourist information

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Samson is situated in the Doubs department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 7 km and Salins-les-Bains at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Samson, 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 Samson in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces...

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
Salins-les-Bains

Salins-les-Bains

at 13 km (direction south), in the Jura department

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th...

See Salins-les-Bains guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 14 km (direction east)

The gardens of the Chateau de Cleron can be...

See Chateau de Cleron guide
Arbois

Arbois

at 19 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Arbois guide
 
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Ornans

Ornans

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Ornans guide
Besancon

Besancon

at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Besancon guide
Lods

Lods

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east)

Lods is quite small but very pleasant to explore,...

See Lods guide
Dole

Dole

at 30 km (direction west), in the Jura department

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

See Dole guide
Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

Mouthier-Haute-Pierre

at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Mouthier-Haute-Pierre guide
Pesmes

Pesmes

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest...

See Pesmes guide
Chateau-Chalon

Chateau-Chalon

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty...

See Chateau-Chalon guide
Pontarlier

Pontarlier

at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

Pontarlier is usually visited as part of a trip...

See Pontarlier guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide
Chateau de Joux

Chateau de Joux

Castle at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Joux is an imposing clifftop castle...

See Chateau de Joux guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Doubs

Map of places to visit near Samson

 
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Markets in and near Samson

  • Arbois: market Friday (19km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (30km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (35km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (40km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (40km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (45km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (47km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (49km)

More information about Samson, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Samson, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (30km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (42km)
  • Parc de l'Etang (46km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Joux (26km)
  • Gouffre de Poudrey (31km)
  • Source - la Seille (35km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (42km)
  • Lac de Chalain (43km)
  • Lac du Fioget (43km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (44km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (23km)
 
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Geography and distances

Samson is in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Samson is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Samson

Canton: Quingey

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25440

Distance to Samson

from Besancon (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 388 km

from Bordeaux: 556 km

from Strasbourg: 220 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 Samson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 28 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bartherans, Breres, Buffard, By, Cessey, Champagne-sur-Loue, Chay, Chouzelot, Courcelles, Cussey-sur-Lison, Echay, Fourg, Goux-sous-Landet, Grange-de-Vaivre, Lavans-Quingey, Liesle, Lombard, Mesmay, Montfort, Myon, Palantine, Paroy, Pessans, Pointvillers, Port-Lesney, Quingey, Rennes-sur-Loue and Ronchaux.

This page in French: Visiter Samson

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