Curiosity and discovery around Arbois

The Jura is both a postcard destination, with exceptional landscapes to admire, and an experience to live through a multitude of activities: water sports, swimming, snow activities, nature activities, cultural visits, tasting of gastronomic specialities, major events, etc.

Discover the town of Arbois, capital of Jura's wines

Arbois séduit d’emblée par son unité architecturale et par sa douceur citadine :  une place de charme rythmée d’arcades, des quartiers attachants où les maisons vigneronnes côtoient les hôtels particuliers, de petits jardins romantiques et une eau vive omniprésente – la Cuisance. Flânez jusqu’à la magnifique Saint-Just church, push the door of the family home of Louis Pasteur or visit the Vine and Wine Museum, which tells the whole story of an ancestral know-how... From the "Château-Pécauld" to the numerous village tasting cellars, there is only one step that invites you to take the vineyard path or the Jura Wine Route.

Once past the village of Les Planches-Près-Arbois, you find yourself at the foot of the Jura's highest mountain pass: in this "end of the world" from where the Tuffs waterfall, you can enter the belly of the earth to discover a breathtaking network of caves.

Classified as a "Site Remarquable du Goût", the little town is also famous for the know-how of its craftsmen. Don't leave the Pays de Pasteur without having tasted the Hirsinger chocolates, Best Craftsman of France!

The Arbois appellation was the first to obtain its AOC in France in 1936. By volume, it is also the first of the 5 appellations of the Jura and cultivates the five authorised grape varieties: Trousseau, Poulsard, Pinot noir, Savagnin and Chardonnay. The Arbois vineyard covers 483 hectares and provides 70% of Jura red wines..

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Enjoy activities close to nature, cultural outings, and unparalleled gastronomic experiences !


An exceptional site which gathers wonders... Within its "reculée", discover its imperial abbey, its caves and its waterfall. The charm of the village has earned it the label "Most Beautiful Village in France".


A wonderful playground... From Pont-de-Poitte to the Vouglans dam, the 3rd largest artificial lake in France unfolds 35 km of emerald water.


At the end of 2017, the "Vallée du Hérisson - Plateau des 7 lacs" site joined the Réseau des Grands Sites de France. Located at the gateway to the Haut-Jura, the area encompasses a series of lakes set on a limestone plateau and the hollow carved out of the plateau by the Hérisson River, which feeds 31 waterfalls.


A real little gem of a winegrower. Standing sentinel on the edge of the Revermont, Château-Chalon is the "lighthouse" of the vineyard. In the cradle of the famous Vin Jaune, legends and history are intertwined... one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".


The Jura has one of the largest Nordic areas in Europe with almost 1,000 km of marked cross-country ski trails, numerous ski jumps, biathlon stadiums, as well as the snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails of the Grandes Traversées du Jura, allowing you to hike in the best conditions ! The Jura is also home to more than 50 downhill ski slopes for fans of alpine skiing and snowboarding, kilometres of groomed or wild snowshoeing trails, a mushers' paradise with sled dogs, sledging and snowtubing trails, natural or Olympic ice rinks and many other snow activities...


In the heart of the Revermont, the naturally salty waters of Salins les Bains are rich in trace elements and have excellent curative properties. Used for thermal cures, they are also ideal for fitness and relaxation. The team at the Spa will give you a cosy and personal welcome.


Louis Pasteur was born here, Marcel Aymé spent part of his childhood here: behind these illustrious inhabitants of Dolois, we like to discover the former capital of Franche-Comté. On the garden side, you can stroll along the Doubs or the Canal des Tanneurs, which was once the site of intense human activity... On the courtyard side, you can climb up to the old town of Dole, push open the door of the Hôtel-Dieu or the Gothic-style basilica: from the top of the bell tower, you can dominate the whole of the Pays Dolois - the Eurovéloroute, the Rhine-Rhône canal and the mysterious Forêt de Chaux!


From the old winegrowing district of Battant to the pedestrian "loop" in the centre, from the small streets of the Convention to the heights of Bregille or Chaudanne, the city has a thousand surprises and inner courtyards at every turn. The Cité des Arts, the House of Victor Hugo, the Musée du Temps, the Citadelle museums, the zoological park, the promenade along the quays, St-Jean cathedral... Besançon reveals its many treasures.

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