Jura places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Jura department of Franche-Comte. See also our Jura travel guide

photo of Arbois


After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the scenic Cirque de Fer à Cheval nearby
See guide

photo of Baume-les-Messieurs


The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded slopes and dominated by its 13th century abbey
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photo of Chateau-Chalon


One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon is its hilltop position with lovely views across the vineyards in the valley below
See guide

photo of Dole


The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction in Dole, and a stroll along the river banks
See guide

photo of Lons-le-Saunier


Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed to explore the Jura
See guide

photo of Salins-les-Bains


The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century and are now an important local attraction and a UNESCO world heritage site
See guide

For more information see the Jura guide

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Market towns & days in Jura

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arbois: Friday
Bletterans: Tuesday
Champagnole: Saturday
Clairvaux-les-Lacs: Wednesday
Dole: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday
Lons-le-Saunier: Thursday all day
Morez: Saturday all day
Saint-Amour: Saturday
Saint-Claude: Saturday

Tourist attractions to visit in Jura

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Towns of Art and History

Arbois: See tourist guide

Dole: See tourist guide

Salins-les-Bains: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Lac de Lamoura

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Dole: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin à la Faulx

Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay

Regional Natural Parcs


Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Salins-les-Bains: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Baume-les-Messieurs: See tourist guide

Chateau-Chalon: See tourist guide