Aerial view of the hotel

Le Castel Damandre
18 rue de la Cascade
39600 Les Planches-près-Arbois

Saint-Just d'Arbois Church

The twelfth-century Gothic and Roman-style church of Saint-Just d'Arbois
Devoted to Saint Just, it has been listed as a historical monument since the 10th of September 1913

Saint-Just d'Arbois Church
Home of Louis Pasteur

Maison Louis Pasteur:
The scientist's home as it was at the time of his death in 1895.
Tel.: +33 (0)3 84 66 11 72

Home of Louis Pasteur
Site web
Nature Trip Jura

Nature Trip Jura (caving, canoeing, paddle, cayoning)

For children and adults

Tel 0688320410 (The guide provides equipment)

Nature Trip Jura
Château Pécauld

Château Pécauld is home to the Museum of Vines and Wine, which relates the history of wine-growing and wine producers in Franche-Comté (visit and tasting)
Tel.: +33 (0)3 84 66 40 45

Château Pécauld

Tourism and access in the Jura department, between Arbois and Poligny

How to get here

By car:

From Paris: take the A36 heading towards Dole and then take the A39 to Dole Sud/Genève/Lyon. Take the n°7 exit heading to Poligny, Bersaillin and then Arbois. Head towards Les Planches-près-Arbois.

From Lyon: take the A39 heading towards Bourg-en-Bresse. Take the n°7 exit heading to Poligny. Head towards Arbois and Les Planches-près-Arbois.

From Geneva: head towards Lausanne, and then take the exit to Dijon via the Givrine mountain pass. Head towards Morez, and then Champagnole, Arbois and Les Planches-près-Arbois.

By train:

Arbois railway station, 5km away
Mouchard TGV railway station, 15km away
Dole railway station, 41km away
Besançon railway station, 54km away

For more information, please visit:

By air:

Dole-Jura Airport, 40km away
Geneva International Airport, 107km away
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, 183km away
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, 216km away

For more information, please visit:

GPS coordinates :

  • Latitude: 46.8759064
  • Longitude: 5.806491000000051

Hotel leisure activities

The Castel Damandre Hotel-Restaurant offers guests the following leisure facilities and activities:

  • Heated outdoor swimming pool with a poolside terrace equipped with deckchairs
  • Tennis court
  • Mountain bikes at guests’ disposal (on request)
  • Billiards
  • Trout fishing on private land (catch and release only)

Leisure activities in the Jura department

For all your business or leisure stays, make sure you try the various activities available in Arbois:

  • Wine cellar visits and tasting (wines from Arbois, Pupillin, Montigny-lès-Arsures, Château-Chalon…)
  • Horse-riding
  • Marked hiking trails
  • Discovery of Jura and its region, with its many lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and more.

Caves, waterfalls, lakes and natural sites...
to be discovered less than 5 km away

The Jura offers magnificent opportunities. Discover numerous tourist attractions less than 5 kilometres from our -star hotel. With caves, waterfalls, lakes and natural sites, your only difficulty will be choosing where to go:

  • Cul du Bray: a wild valley along which runs a small stream
  • The Parençot belvedere overlooking it
  • Roche de Feu and its ledge which was home to cavemen
  • 300 m of cliffs: the highest in the Jura
  • The village of Les Planches
  • The caves of Les Moidons
  • The pass of the two rocks with inscriptions carved in the stone that date from the time when the ruined fortress, which you may visit, was home to the region's lords in the eleventh century.
  • Croix du Saut de la Pucelle which overlooks the entire plain
  • The Châtelaine and its small fourteenth-century church
  • The château of Countess Mahaut d'Artois
  • Fer-à-Cheval cirque in which the river Cuisance runs
  • The Tufs waterfall (one of the most beautiful) and its source, which springs up from the rocks and runs through the undergrowth in levels. Very wide and shallow, it is an ideal hiding place for trout.

Other tourist attractions in the Jura
to visit during your stay:

  • Arbois and its arcades, and as you stroll through its streets: Tour Gloriette (Gloriette Tower), Pont des Capucins (Capucins Bridge), Château Faramand, the Hermitage, its church, Musée Sarret Grozon (Sarret Grozon Art Museum), Musée de la Vigne et du Vin (Museum of Vines and Wine), Maison Louis Pasteur (Home of Louis Pasteur)...
  • Welcoming wine growers and their wine cellars
  • The salt works of Salins-les-Bains
  • The salt works of Arc-et-Senans
  • The source of the River Lison and Pont du Diable (Diable Bridge)
  • Herisson Falls
  • The Nans-Sous-Sainte-Anne Taillanderie (edged-tool factory)
  • The source of the River Loue
  • Ornans: Musée Courbet (Courbet Art Museum) and Château de Cléron
  • Poligny, capital of Comté and its fruitières (cheese cooperatives)
  • Route des Sapins hiking trail
  • Cheese cooperatives
  • The lakes of Jura
  • and many other wonders...
  • Our selection of things to see and do in the surrounding area