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
F - 39600 Arbois
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 ais..
83 Rue de Courcelles F - 39600 Arbois
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..
D53 - 5, route de Villette les Arbois. F - 39600 ARBOIS
At the entrance to Arbois on arrival from Besançon. 33 comfortable, fully-equipped rooms (WC, shower, mini-bar). Buffet-style breakfast and dinner.
"At the heart of the Arbois vineyards, in a former 19th century manor house, treat yourself to a top-quality stopover on the Jura Wine Route, just a short walk from Louis Pasteur’s house. Fall under the charm of our chef’s inventive cuisine as ..
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 Wi-Fi access is provided. A continental breakfast is available upon request. The ..
9 r. 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 r. 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 rte 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.
20 av. Pasteur F - 39600 Arbois
In the heart of wine country! This fine mansion has been renovated and attractively reworked along contemporary lines. The owner, a sommelier, and his son (Meilleur Ouvrier de France finalist in 2011) know how to choose good wines (selection of 400 b..