Sightseeing route in Arbois


【City description】

It’s a town near the Jura mountains which is located near the border of Switzerland. Pasteur who invented the method of pasteurization was born in this town. We can buy some yellow wines which is made only in this region.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 5 h 30


 13.30 euros



Sightseeing route】

Downtown Map


①Arbois station

Gare d’Arbois

★Go to Gare Avenue in front of the station and turn left at the end. When you cross on a bridge, you’ll find a house. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

②House of Louis Pasteur

Maison de Louis Pasteur

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6.80 euros

Opening hour: 9 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm (only in the morning between February and April, in October)

Close: between November and January

★Continue to go straight on the street. When you arrive at Liberté Square, visit a chocolate shop. It takes 10 minutes.

③Hirsinger Edouard

Time required: 30 min

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 h 30 pm

Close: Wednesday and Thursday

It’s a famous chocolate shop in France. We can eat cakes on the terrasse.

★Go to Hôtel de Ville St from the square. It takes 5 minutes.

④Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to a church near the tourism information center.

⑤Saint-Just Church

Église Saint-Just d’Arbois

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Faramand St and enter a path from Faramand Square. It takes 5 minutes.

⑥Capucins Bridge

Pont des Capucins

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Cross the bridge and visit a tower.

⑦Gloriette Tower

Tour de la Gloriette

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

The tower is used as an artwork atelier.

So, it is impossible to visit the top of the tower.

★Go to Tour St and turn left at the second crossroad. You’ll find the next destination on the left hand.

⑧Sarret de Grozon Museum

Musée Sarret de Grozon d’Arbois

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 3 euros

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 pm between July and September

Close: between October and June, from Monday to Wednesday in September

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right for Collège St. When you go straight, you’ll find the next destination on the right hand. It takes 5 minutes.

⑨Pécaul Castle (Wine Museum)

Château Pécauld(Musée de la la vigne et du vin d’Arbois)

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 3.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, in the morning between November and February, 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

★Go to Fossés St in front of the castle and turn left at the first crossroad. As you arrive at the square where you have already visited, go back to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes by walking.


Arbois station