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Souvans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Souvans in Jura

Photo is of Dole at 12 km from Souvans

Visit Souvans: highlights and tourist information

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Souvans is situated in the Jura department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Dole at 12 km and Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Souvans, 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 Souvans in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Dole guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 18 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

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

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arbois guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Salins-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon...

See Chateau-Chalon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest in Franche-Comté...

See Pesmes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


at 35 km (direction south)

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 39 km (direction east), in the Doubs department

The gardens of the Chateau de Cleron can be seen next to...

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Besancon guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

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

See Ornans guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide


at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps...

See Dijon guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 69 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style...

See Tournus abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near Souvans


Markets in and near Souvans

  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Arbois: market Friday (19km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (25km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (26km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (35km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (36km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (36km)
  • Pontailler-sur-Saone: market Saturday (37km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (38km)

Hotels near Souvans

More information about Souvans, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Souvans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la Faulx (12km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (26km)
  • Jardin du château du Talmay (42km)
  • Château d'Arcelot (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (27km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (38km)
  • Lac de Chalain (40km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (41km)
  • Lac de Chambly (43km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (45km)
  • Lac du Val (45km)
  • Lac du Fioget (45km)
  • Lac du Vernois (46km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (47km)
  • Lac de Narlay (47km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (48km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (48km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (51km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quetigny (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (45km)

Geography and distances

Souvans is in the east of France at 35 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Souvans is 316 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Souvans

Canton: Montbarrey

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39380

Distance to Souvans

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 316 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 389 km

from Bordeaux: 531 km

from Strasbourg: 241 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 Souvans 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, La Loye, La Vieille-Loye, Le Deschaux, Mont-sous-Vaudrey, Nevy-les-Dole, Parcey, Seligney, Vaudrey, Villers-Robert and Villette-les-Dole.

This page in French: Visiter Souvans

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