Samson tourism and travel guide

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Visit Samson: highlights and tourist information

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Samson is situated in the Doubs department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Samson is 330 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Samson

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Samson is in the eastern-center 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 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