Arbois Travel Guide

  • At the Cuisance river in Arbois
    At the Cuisance river in Arbois
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  • Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains
    Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains
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  • Place de la Liberté in Arbois
    Place de la Liberté in Arbois
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Arbois Things to Do

  • Louis Pasteur's House

    Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist called this house his "castle of his beloved Cuisance" and spent a great deal of time living there during his most productive years. The house has been restored to the exact way it looked in the late 19th Century when Pasteur was performing experiments there on fermentation of wine. There he had his personal...

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  • Louis Pasteur's House

    Louis Pasteur, the famous scientist called this house his "castle of his beloved Cuisance" and spent a great deal of time living there during his most productive years. The house has been restored to the exact way it looked in the late 19th Century when Pasteur was performing experiments there on fermentation of wine. There he had his personal...

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  • Cascades des Turfs

    The Cascades des Turfs is a lovely waterfall - fairy tale like!To go there, follow signs to the Grotte des Planches, but in Les-Planches at the crossing where you need to turn left to the grotto go straight ahead (i.e. follow the sign to Moulin de la Mère Michelle) and stop at the nice little car-park with picnic benches. You need to park your car...

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  • Grotte des Planches

    The Grotte des Planches is found around 3 km from Arbois. It's no dripstone cave, and except one you won't find any dripstones there. Instead it's a younger cave formed by water. It's an "active" cave, where still water is flowing through, forming the rock.You only can visit the cave with a guided tour that will take about 1 hour. The tour is in...

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  • Wine museum "Musée de la vigne et du...

    The wine museum is found in Château Pécault, an old medieval castle. Already outside the castle you'll find information on the different wine grapes. The museum is a little one, there's not so much to see. There's a small cellar and three more rooms, with some exhibitions about the history of winegrowing. All explanations are in French only, but we...

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  • Viewpoints "Roche du Feu" and "La...

    There are some more viewpoints to take a look on the valley with the rock formation, like the viewpoints "Roche du Feu" and "La Châtelaine". Here's how you find them:From Mesney near Arbois drive in direction Chilly. At one point you need to turn right at a sign to Belvédères. It's a small street and after a while you'll reach the "Roche du Feu"...

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  • Reculée des Planches - "Cirque du Fer a...

    The so-called "Reculée" of Les Planches (a village) is a valley that ends abrupt with some rock formations. With 245 m these clifss are the highest in the Jura department.There are several viewpoints, the most popular one probably is the viewpoint "Cirque du Fer au Cheval" (horseshoe cirque) as it's directly at the street D469 from Arbois in...

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  • Tour Gloriette

    The Gloriette tower is situated at the south-east corner of the city wall which was build in the 13th century. The tower had to be reconstructed in 1503 after a severe flood. It's located at a strategic crossing point on the Cuisance river and was the most important defensive building of the city wall.

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  • Church Saint Juste

    The church Saint Juste was build in the 12th century, and will mostly catch your eyes because of it's belfry, in ochery colour. It consists of limestones and also once was used as watch tower. It used to be 75 m hight, but then it burnt down because some fireworks were let off from its top and with the renovation it was shortened by 19 meters.

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Arbois Local Customs

  • "Fête de Biou" - Biou festival

    The "Fête de Biou" is celebrated the first Sunday of September. We read about this festival in the wine museum and saw some photos there, it's an old custom. A so-called Biou is made of bunches of white and red grapes, with same flowers put on the top and two Arbois flags. It weights 80-100 kg. Then there's a procession, where some winegrowers...

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  • Special wine: Vin Jaune & Vin de Paille

    The Vin Jaune is a unique wine of the Jura region, that is also produced in Arbois. It stays in oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months and during that time a veil of natural yeast emerges on the surface of the wine. Under this veil the wine develops its special aroma. The yellow wine comes in a 62cl bottle and is pretty expensive, costing more than...

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