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Arbois

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Arbois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura
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Capital of the Jura wines, the town of Arbois boasts a beautiful architectural heritage. Its houses sitting along the picturesque Cuisance river are very charming. The Saint-Just church dating from the 12th and 13th centuries boasts a 60-metre high bell tower. The latter is accessible in July and August, offering then a magnificent view of the vineyards and the roofs of the city.

Open to visitors, the Pasteur House, in which Louis Pasteur used to stay regularly, is home to personal souvenirs, objects, devices and instruments of the famous scientist.

Also not to be missed, the Vineyards and Wine museum situated in a part of the Pécauld castle, introduces visitors to the history and traditions related to wine-growing, as well as presenting the region's grape varieties and wine-making methods.

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Arbois

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!

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 ...

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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

View of Arbois (© Philippe Bruniaux)
View of Arbois (© Philippe Bruniaux)
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Panorama from the viewpoint of the Hermitage (© J.E)
Panorama from the viewpoint of the Hermitage (© J.E)
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Castle Pécauld (© J.E)
Castle Pécauld (© J.E)
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The arcades (© J.E)
The arcades (© J.E)
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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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The Romantic Cooking (© Jean Espirat)
The Romantic Cooking (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain (© Jean Espirat)
Fountain (© Jean Espirat)
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Remote from the Fer à Cheval
Remote from the Fer à Cheval
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Recule des Planches (© Jean Espirat)
Recule des Planches (© Jean Espirat)
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Recule des Planches (© Jean Espirat)
Recule des Planches (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Old tower (© Jean Espirat)
Old tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Chair of the Church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Chair of the Church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Bell tower of the Saint-Just church, 44 meters (© Jean Espirat)
Bell tower of the Saint-Just church, 44 meters (© Jean Espirat)
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Steeple of the church, behind Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Steeple of the church, behind Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained glass window of the church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Stained glass window of the church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Vitrail of Biou - Church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
Vitrail of Biou - Church of Saint-Just (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapel of the Hermitage (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of the Hermitage (© Jean Espirat)
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The beech chair (© J.E)
The beech chair (© J.E)
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Virgin and Child, above the door of the Chapel of the Hermitage (© J.E)
Virgin and Child, above the door of the Chapel of the Hermitage (© J.E)
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Castle Pécauld, rear view (© J.E)
Castle Pécauld, rear view (© J.E)
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House of Jean-Charles Pichegru (© J.E)
House of Jean-Charles Pichegru (© J.E)
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Picardet Gate (© J.E)
Picardet Gate (© J.E)
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Château Pécaud - Museum of the vine and the wine (© J.E)
Château Pécaud - Museum of the vine and the wine (© J.E)
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Neighborhood on the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
Neighborhood on the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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The arcades (© Jean Espirat)
The arcades (© Jean Espirat)
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The fountain with the lion and the arcades (© Jean Espirat)
The fountain with the lion and the arcades (© Jean Espirat)
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The old bridge over the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
The old bridge over the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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The old butchers on the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
The old butchers on the Cuisance (© Jean Espirat)
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Square tower (© Jean Espirat)
Square tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama of the city (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

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