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Doubs Basins, Leisure Time Guaranteed

Located on the Swiss border, in the village of Villers-le-Lac, the Doubs Basin and Falls fully deserve their nickname of the “French Niagara Falls”.


Standing at nearly 40 metres high, both the Doubs Falls and the basins have been declared a Grand Site de France, a testament to its tourist interest both in France and Switzerland.

There are several ways to reach the Falls.


The most spectacular way is to go there by riverboat and get as close to the Falls as possible, after travelling through the majestic surroundings of the Doubs Basins. This natural reservoir which measures approximately 3,500 metres long, 100 metres wide and has a depth of 30 to 40 metres, is surrounded by high limestone cliffs with some very interesting walls.


You can also reach them by car, with a short walk the rest of the way. It is also possible to get there in a carriage drawn by Comtois horses, giving you a chance to discover and appreciate the typical architecture of the farms in the Upper Doubs. No matter how you travel there, you will have access to one of the many panoramic viewpoints, where a breath-taking view awaits.


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