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Arbois

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura

Arbois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura
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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!

Geographical information

MunicipalityArbois
Postcode39600
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Latitude46.9028510 (N 46° 54’ 10”)
Longitude5.7723420 (E 5° 46’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 246m to 613m
Surface area45.42 km²
Population3725 inhabitants
Density82 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (38 km, 35 min)
Insee code39013
IntercommunalityCC Arbois, Vignes et Villages - Pays de Louis Pasteur
DepartmentJura
RegionFranche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Mesnay1.8 km (3 min)
Villette-lès-Arbois2.9 km (7 min)
Montigny-lès-Arsures3.1 km (6 min)
Pupillin3.2 km (6 min)
Les Planches-près-Arbois4.7 km (7 min)
Grozon6.8 km (11 min)
Buvilly6.9 km (7 min)
Les Arsures7.4 km (7 min)
Vadans7.7 km (11 min)
La Châtelaine7.9 km (11 min)
Abergement-le-Grand8 km (11 min)
Abergement-le-Petit8.7 km (12 min)
Mathenay8.7 km (11 min)
Ivory9.2 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

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 ...

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

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).

Photos

To Arbois (© Philippe Bruniaux)
To Arbois (© Philippe Bruniaux)
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Panorama from the viewpoint of the Hermitage (© JE)
Panorama from the viewpoint of the Hermitage (© JE)
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Pécauld Castle (© JE)
Pécauld Castle (© JE)
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Arcades (© JE)
Arcades (© JE)
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Panorama from the road to Montigny-les-Arsures (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the road to Montigny-les-Arsures (© Jean Espirat)
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Old bridge (© Jean Espirat)
Old bridge (© Jean Espirat)
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Pécauld Castle - wine Museum
Pécauld Castle - wine Museum
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the romantic Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
the romantic Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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Former butcher on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Former butcher on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine (© Jean Espirat)
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square tower (© Jean Espirat)
square tower (© Jean Espirat)
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arcades (© Jean Espirat)
arcades (© Jean Espirat)
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Quarter on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Quarter on Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain with lions and arcades (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain with lions and arcades (© Jean Espirat)
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Reculée Horse Iron
Reculée Horse Iron
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Reculée boardwalk (© Jean Espirat)
Reculée boardwalk (© Jean Espirat)
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Reculée boardwalk (© Jean Espirat)
Reculée boardwalk (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Ancient tower (© Jean Espirat)
Ancient tower (© Jean Espirat)
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church Chair Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
church Chair Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Bell tower of Saint-Just, 44 meters (© Jean Espirat)
Bell tower of Saint-Just, 44 meters (© Jean Espirat)
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Bell tower behind the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Bell tower behind the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of the Saint-Just church (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of the Saint-Just church (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the church Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the church Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained choir of the church Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Stained choir of the church Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained Glass Biou - Eglise Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass Biou - Eglise Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Information Saint-Just church (© Jean Espirat)
Information Saint-Just church (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapel of the Hermitage (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of the Hermitage (© Jean Espirat)
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beech president (© JE)
beech president (© JE)
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Madonna and Child, above the door of the chapel of the Hermitage (© JE)
Madonna and Child, above the door of the chapel of the Hermitage (© JE)
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Pécauld Castle, rear view (© JE)
Pécauld Castle, rear view (© JE)
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House Jean-Charles Pichegru (© JE)
House Jean-Charles Pichegru (© JE)
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door Picardet (© JE)
door Picardet (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors130 € Champagne-sur-Loue (15.4 km)
Fly fishing in the Jura rivers
Nature and the great outdoors110 € Champagnole (23 km)
Games at the 10 55 leisure centre
Entertainment10 € Perrigny (29 km)
Maiden hot air balloon ride in the Jura
Nature and the great outdoors145 € to 875 € Dole (31 km)
Llama farm tour
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Mamirolle (45 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (8.8 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (41 km)
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (44 km)
Greenway
HikeEasy6h00Devecey (50 km)

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