Saone tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saone: highlights and tourist information

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Saone 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 7 kilometres from Besancon, the department capital (general information: Saone is 334 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Besancon at 8 km and Ornans at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saone, 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 Saone 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 Doubs

Map of places to visit near Saone

Markets in and near Saone

  • Besancon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (7km)
  • Levier: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Pontarlier: market Thursday (40km)
  • Vesoul: market Thursday & Saturday (44km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (45km)
  • Gray: market Tuesday & Friday (47km)

More information about Saone, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Saone, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de l'Etang (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Poudrey (14km)
  • Défilé d'Entre-Roches (37km)
  • Gorges de Remonot (37km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (44km)
  • Saut du Doubs (47km)
  • Gorges du Doubs (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moffans-et-Vacheresse (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (6km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saone

Canton: Besançon-Sud

Arrondissement: Besançon

Department: Doubs

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 25660

Distance to Saone

from Besancon (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 334 km

from Calais: 517 km

from Nice: 402 km

from Bordeaux: 581 km

from Strasbourg: 194 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaleze, Chalezeule, Gennes, La Chevillotte, La Veze, Le Gratteris, Mamirolle, Montfaucon, Morre, Nancray, Roche-Lez-Beaupre and Thise.

This page in French: Visiter Saone