France: Jura

Around Arbois

Salins les Bains to Poligny
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2014
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One-Day Ideal Itinerary

Accommodation: Night before or night after in Hotel Jean-Paul Jeunet, Arbois.

Visit 1: Domaine André et Mireille Tissot shop in Arbois
Drive on the small road out of Arbois sign-posted Montigny-les-Arsures. En route stop at a viewpoint marked on the right, involving a 5-minute climb up a hill. Great view of Arbois and the vineyards.
Visit 2: Jacques Puffeney in Montigny-les-Arsures
Drive back through Arbois to Pupillin
Lunch in Pupillin at Restaurant Le Grapiot

Visit: Jean-Michel Petit in Pupillin
Drive back to Arbois
Walk the Chemin des Vignes in Arbois
Shop at Hirsinger Chocolier
Shop at the Cave du Comté next door to stock up on cheese and local sausages
Visit Domaine de la Tournelle followed by a drink at their Bistrot
Dinner at Restaurant Jean-Paul Jeunet or La Balance.


Two-Day Ideal Itinerary

Day One

Shop in Arbois for picnic if required
Visit 1: Domaine André et Mireille Tissot shop in Arbois
Drive North out of Arbois towards Salins les Bains (see ‘Drive’ above)
Visit 2: Daniel Dugois en route
Lunch at Bistrot Le Pontarlier in Port-Lesney (See Château de Germigny), or a picnic by the river in this pretty village.

Visit La Saline Royale
Drive into Montigny-les-Arsures en route back
Visit Jacques Puffeney
Return to Arbois for a walk around the town
Visit Hirsinger Chocolate Shop
Dinner at La Balance in Arbois
Overnight at any recommended Arbois hotel.

Day Two

Scenic drive to Poligny via the Cirque du Fer à Cheval – walk up to the viewpoint.
Visit Domaine Benoit Badoz
Quick stop to buy cheese in the centre of town
Drive back towards Arbois and turn off to Pupillin
Visit: Jean-Michel Petit
Lunch at Restaurant Le Grapiot

Visit Domaine de la Pinte
(If brave, drive through the vineyards to arrive at La Pinte's back entrance, otherwise approach through Arbois).
Return to Arbois
Visit Les Jardins de St-Vincent wine shop for final purchases and ideas for next visit!
Early evening tasting and drink at the Bistrot de la Tournelle if summer
Dinner at Jean-Paul Jeunet.


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