Things to see and do - Arbois
Arbois Travel guide
Arbois : Michelin's recommendations
Arbois, where Louis Pasteur grew up, occupies a wonderful site at the entrance to a magnificent steephead valley. Just as Saint-Just church bell tower stands proudly above the vineyards, the town flies the flag for Jura wines. There are numerous winegrower’s houses, recognisable by their ground-level trap doors for barrel access, and wine cellars that are very popular with enthusiasts. Be sure to visit the Pasteur family house with the laboratory where the famous scientist worked when in Arbois.
Tourist attractions Arbois : Things to see and do
Rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
It is worth making the trip to see the bell tower of this priory church (12C-13C): it dominates the town from 60m up (209 steps to climb), and culminates in a bulbous dome - these are common in Comté - and a bell tower with a chiming clock. The aisle..
83 rue de Courcelles
Located on the banks of the Cuisance River, the house contains many of Pasteur's personal souvenirs, including family portraits and a picture of Jean-Baptiste Jupille, the shepherd from the Jura who was famously saved by Pasteur's anti-rabies treatme..
2, rue de Courcelles F - 39600 Arbois
Located in the heart of Arbois, Hotel les Messageries dates from 1865 and offers a bar and a terrace. The rooms have a TV with satellite channels, a telephone and free WiFi access is provided. A continental breakfast is available upon request. Most ..
Arbois D53 - 5 Route de Villette Les Arbois F - 39600 Arbois
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 and have diner in the “Grill des Cépages” where you will have a gas..
20 Avenue Pasteur F - 39600 Arbois
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. All of the rooms at Sarl Les Caudalies have a TV, a minibar an..
route de vilettes-les-Arbois F - 39600 Arbois
20 avenue Pasteur F - 39600 Arbois
At the head of this restaurant in a maison de maître surrounded by vineyards is a knowledgeable sommelier, classed Meilleur Ouvrier de France since 2015. He has put together a list of over 500 different wines, which are a superb counterpoint to the..
62 rue de Faramand F - 39600 Arbois
This newcomer is winning over visiting "bistronomes" thanks to quality ingredients and tasty dishes, such as the pressé of rabbit and pork belly. Pair your dish with a vin nature from the great selection from the Jura, and savour it all o..
9 rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 39600 Arbois
TRAD-RT :An elegant, countrified dining room, an inventive menu based on local produce, and a fine wine list explain the success of this gourmet stop in the heart of Arbois country.
47 rue de Courcelles F - 39600 Arbois
TRAD-RT :The cuisine, enhanced by spices from all over the world, is perfectly suited to Jura wines. Uncluttered interior decor, pleasant terrace.
3 route de Besançon F - 39600 Arbois
This regional building is on the edge of Arbois. Traditional fare, embellished with local specialities is savoured in a warm, modern, revamped dining room. Unusual lighting on the tables.