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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Arbois
Insee code39013
AltitudeFrom 246 to 613 meters
Surface45.42 km²
Population3738 inhabitants
Density82 inhabitants/km²


National labelsMesnay at 1.8 km (3 min)
Chief townLons-le-Saunier (at 38 km, 35 min)Villette-lès-Arbois at 2.9 km (7 min)
DepartmentJuraMontigny-lès-Arsures at 3.1 km (6 min)
RegionFranche-ComtéSearch another town


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Arbois is a remarkable natural site of vineyards, forests, a river running through the first category of "the Cuisance" which originates at the foot of the majestic Planches, which has been graded as "Natura 2000"!

Arbois is also a vineyard that prides itself on being the first AOC (AOC) wines of France May 15, 1936. This is the wine capital of the Jura with 850 ha of vines in controlled appellation, almost half of the surface of the Jura vineyards. The name Arbois is one of the best known of the four names that are Jurassiennes Côtes du Jura, the Star, and Chateau Chalon Arbois.

Arbois has many labels including restaurant and tourist site of outstanding taste. Arbois is also labeled small town character of Grandfather, a small city in France, and has been awarded the coveted land of art and history with its neighbors Poligny, symbolic capital of the County, and Salins-les-Bains, prestigious town famous for its Salt classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

In addition, Arbois has 1800 hectares of communal forest!


Arbois is a city of history, culture and famous people: with an outdoor stage, concert halls, three museums: the House Pasteur, the house museum of art Sarret Grozon and Museum Vine and Wine of the Jura.

It is also the famous scientist Louis Pasteur who gives the town its international reputation. You will discover Arbois his house, his laboratory, his college, his vineyard, the family graves ...

Detailed information
TransportAerodrome of Arbois,   Train station of Arbois
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Arbois
Leisure centresMuseum Maison de Louis Pasteur,   Museum Sarret de Grozon,   Museum of La Vigne et du Vin
MonumentsCastle Pécauld,   Church Saint-Just d'Arbois,   Convent of the Ursulines,   House Paternelle de Pasteur,   House of the consorts Brand,   Tower Gloriette
Natural sitesForest of Arbois


In June: Festival Crue - Sarret Grozon Square.

June 21: Music Day - Sarret Grozon Square and downtown Arbois.

Late June: Festival organized by the African Twinning Committee of Arbois. Music, booths associations, African meal - Sarret Grozon Square.

In July: Literary Readings "The Small Festivals of Dionysus" to Arbois and throughout the Revermont.

In July: "Festi'caves" music festival and gastronomic around the AOC wines Arbois (meetings with winemakers and friendliness ...).

Early September: Feast and Ceremonies Biou to Arbois "Arbois of Painters" (painting competition).


Nearby, the museum and the museum of Carton's Bee Mesnay.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Hot-air balloon flight in JuraNature and the outdoorsFrom 160 € to 200 €Le Vernois (23 km)

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View Arbois (© Philippe Bruniaux)View Arbois (© Philippe Bruniaux)
Castle Pécaud - Wine MuseumCastle Pécaud - Wine Museum
Romantic Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)Romantic Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Old Bridge (© Jean Espirat)Old Bridge (© Jean Espirat)
Old butchers on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)Old butchers on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Square Tower (© Jean Espirat)Square Tower (© Jean Espirat)
Arcade (© Jean Espirat)Arcade (© Jean Espirat)
Quarter on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)Quarter on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain with lions and arcades (© Jean Espirat)Fountain with lions and arcades (© Jean Espirat)
Reculée HorseshoeReculée Horseshoe
Reculée boardwalk (© Jean Espirat)Reculée boardwalk (© Jean Espirat)
Reculée boardwalk ( © Jean Espirat)Reculée boardwalk ( © Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)Panorama (© Jean Espirat)



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Friday 19 December
Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 20 December
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C
Sunday 21 December
Min. 4°C - Max. 5°C


French cuisine restaurantCastel Damandre  
Les Planches-près-Arbois
Located in a green area at the foot of a beautiful waterfall of the Le Moulin Mother Michelle invites you to its restaurant. La Fontaine Damandre is a genuine and refined decor. You...
Located 4 km from Arbois49 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Germigney  
In this former mansion of the eighteenth, you will feel out of time. Surrounded by a park and along the banks of the Loue, the place is enchanting. Terrace, bathed in the orange light...
Located 11.5 km from Arbois57 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBistrot de Port Lesney  
The Bistrot de Port Lesney is friendly meeting where you will soon feel at home. Just minutes from the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans and along the Loue, the atmosphere is simple...
Located 11.8 km from Arbois24 € per person 

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House with 1 bedroomEn cesy    
Located 600 meters from the city center, spacious and clear you will enjoy peace and quiet in a green to the forest on your private terrace equipped with garden furniture. The room...
Located in Arbois60 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsChe'Val d'Amour    
3 Bed and Breakfast - 3 ears. Usability - Serenity. Haven for nature lovers. Holiday caravan. At the edge of the forest and pond, old farm typical fully renovated.  Each room has its...
Located 10.7 km from Arbois 
House with 5 bedroomsLa maison du haut    
Gite and residence 5 bedrooms upstairs of a house of the 18th. Country inn regional and family kitchen with reservation. Open all year. Campsite of 14 pitches and five mini-cottages...
Located 14.3 km from ArboisFrom 38 € to 44 € the double room 

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House for 10 personsGite de la cascade du derochoir  
In a small village of Jura vineyard, large terraced house, independent, located at 2 steps from the museum of Carton, in a wooded park, with stream and pond. A 3 km from the town of...
Located 2.2 km from ArboisFrom 550 € to 800 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsLa Prévoté   NEW
We rent on the ramparts of Salins les Bains a comfortable apartment on the ground floor in a green setting with panoramic views of the strengths and around. Close to the town center...
Located 8.9 km from ArboisFrom 250 € to 280 € per week 
Farm for 6 personsGite la Combe  
Renovated in 2008, not overlooked, in the region Poligny. Farm Near Chateau-Chalon, Baume les Messieurs, Arbois, Lake Chalain you a pleasant stay in an area rich in historical past,...
Located 13.4 km from ArboisFrom 360 € to 500 € per week 

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100 places over 3 haCamping Les Radeliers    
At the river 'La Loue' the vineyards Jura, you have a swimming and a wooded park of ancient oaks. Salins-les-Bains and Arc-et-Senans just minutes. Located near the Loue in the historic...
Located 11.3 km from ArboisFrom 12.30 € to 13.20 € per day 
90 places over 4 haFlower Camping les 3 Ours  
Family campsite surrounded by greenery, riverside 'The hires' pleasure of fishing and swimming and canoeing, small private beach access. Not far from the forest of Chaux, he is good...
Located 16.2 km from ArboisFrom 12.50 € to 20.50 € per day 
110 places over 2,8 haSous Doriat  
A 3-star campsite in a region with lakes and the Jura mountains, rental of mobile homes, chalets, equipped tents, camping holidays and pitches for motorhomes.
Located 20 km from ArboisFrom 12.50 € to 16.50 € per day 

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Castel Damandre - Hotel in ArboisCastel Damandre     
In the valley of the Arbois vineyard, in beautiful Les Planches, you will find Castel Damandre at the foot of a waterfall in lush greenery. It features 18 comfortable rooms, 2 suites...
Located in Arbois
Hotel-restaurant Les Caudalies - Hotel in ArboisHotel-restaurant Les Caudalies     
Set in a 19th-century mansion, Sarl Les Caudalies is located in Arbois, just 1 km from the Château Pécauld. It offers a garden, an on-site restaurant and elegantly decorated guest rooms....
Located in ArboisRoom from 65 €
Hotel des Cépages - Hotel in ArboisHotel des Cépages     
In the heart of the vineyard of Jura, the Hôtel des Cépages welcomes you for a stopover, for a touristic journey or for seminars in Franche Comté. Enjoy the variety of the breakfast...
Located in ArboisRoom from 67 €

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Hôtel Auberge de Chavannes
Set in the heart of the Jura vineyards, Hôtel Auberge de Chavannes is located in Chavanne and provides soundproofed accommodations. You can relax on the...
Castel Damandre
In the valley of the Arbois vineyard, in beautiful Les Planches, you will find Castel Damandre at the foot of a waterfall...
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