Santans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Santans: highlights and tourist information

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Santans is situated in the Jura department and Franche-Comte region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the east of France at 39 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Santans is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 10 km and Dole at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Santans, 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 Santans 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 Santans

Markets in and near Santans

  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (15km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (16km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (28km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (34km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (36km)
  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (37km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (37km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (39km)

More information about Santans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Santans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (15km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (31km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (41km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (29km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (33km)
  • Lac de Chalain (40km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (42km)
  • Lac de Chambly (43km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (43km)
  • Lac du Fioget (44km)
  • Lac du Vernois (45km)
  • Lac du Val (46km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (46km)
  • Lac de Narlay (46km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (48km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quetigny (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Santans

Canton: Montbarrey

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39380

Distance to Santans

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 517 km

from Nice: 390 km

from Bordeaux: 540 km

from Strasbourg: 234 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Augerans, Bans, Belmont, Chamblay, Chatelay, Chissey-sur-Loue, Ecleux, Germigney, La Vieille-Loye, Mont-sous-Vaudrey, Montbarrey, Ounans and Vaudrey.

This page in French: Visiter Santans