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Arbois is a French town and commune with a population of 4,000 located in the Jura département. The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... Jura is a département in the east of France named after the Jura mountains. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ...



Arbois is built on the Cuisance River.


The area produces some of the best Jura wines, including vin jaune (yellow wine) and vin de paille (straw wine), in the Arbois AOC. Vin jaune (literally yellow wine) is an unusual wine made in the Jura region of France. ... Arbois is an Appellation dOrigine Contrôlée for wines made in the Jura wine region of France, around the town of Arbois. ...


Tourist attractions include:

  • Château Pécauld
  • Eglise Saint Just
  • Musée Pasteur
  • La Grotte des Planches (5 km away)


Louis Pasteur grew up in Arbois and conducted various experiments related to fermentation in his home, which has now been turned into a museum. Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French microbiologist and chemist. ...

External links

  • Official Arbois website
  • Tourism Office website (French only)

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Arbois Trousseau: the smallest red wine vintage of the Jura which is at its best on the native hills of Montigny, a very long keeping wine.
Arbois Pinot: a good Jura version of this renowned vintage, vinous red with specific aromas acquired during aging in new casks, well known to wine tasters.
Arbois Straw Wine: selected crop from the nicest grape clusters, in general from Chardonnay and Savagnin, sometimes Poulsard, which are put to dry for 2 to 3 months on trays.
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