Autumn is the season when the Jura Mountains look more than ever like Canada. Between lakes and waterfalls, we're spoilt for choice, but the scenery is stunningly beautiful wherever you look. Besides the landscapes, the autumn also comes with a whole host of activities.

So are you ready to pack your bags for the Indian summer experience in the Jura Mountains?

THE INDIAN SUMMER EXPERIENCE 

The Jura Mountains are often likened to Canada and autumn is the time of year when the resemblance is most striking. This open wilderness is at its most beautiful, enhanced by a sublime play of light and fiery colours.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to make the most of the different landscapes by taking the time to explore at your own pace.

From the lakes region to the most beautiful waterfalls and from the vineyards to the vast stretches of the Retord Plateau, you won't be disappointed by your hedonistic getaway. 

Château de Joux couleurs poudrées
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Balade dans les Bassins du Saut du Doubs à l'automne Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura
Vue aérienne de la Chute du Saut du Doubs à l'automne
Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura
Vue aérienne de la Chute du Saut du Doubs à l'automne Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura
Barque sur un lac jurassien
Les Droners - BFC Tourisme
Barque sur un lac jurassien Les Droners - BFC Tourisme
Maison au bord du Lac de Bonlieu à l'automne
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Which do you prefer in autumn?

Lac de Chalain
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Lake fans

Everything looks even more beautiful in autumn, and the lakes are no exception. Adorned in shimmering colours, they play with the light and match the hues of the Jura forests. 

To make the most of the scenery, our advice is to walk up to the panoramic viewpoints and admire the spectacle of Little Canada from above.

5 Jura lakes to photograph in autumn
Les Montagnes du Jura en automne
Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura

Waterfall fans

In autumn, the waterfalls emerge from their summertime slumber to become impressive raging torrents.

They'll carry you off to a world of enchantment where the unspoilt wilderness delivers her best performance. No doubt about it, you'll love this scenery!

Welcome to waterfall heaven
Por titi à l'automne
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Focus on Lake Saint-Point

Autumn has to be the best time of year to fully appreciate this vast mirror perched 900 metres above sea level. The summer crowds have gone, leaving peace and tranquillity on the banks of the lake as swans, moorhens and coots retake possession of the site. Now is the time for meditation, short walks or long hikes at the lakeside.

Indian summer on the banks of Saint-Point Lake

Lac du Val à l'automne
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Activities to appreciate autumn

Slip on your boots or hiking shoes! The time has come to jump about in the fallen leaves, tackle the climb to the summits of Jura before the snow arrives, and discover our mysterious chateaux and castles shrouded in mist. If you fear the cold, you might prefer visiting one of the craft workshops. But first you'll have to pick one: wood, comté cheese, spectacles... there's no shortage of craftsmanship here!

Our Top 5 autumn activities

Ambiance d'automne au lac Genin
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Couple profitant de la vue depuis une cabane perchée
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Embark on an autumn road trip 

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A secret

Walking in the Consolation Cirque in autumn is a magical experience. With trees of every colour, waterfalls, streams flowing all over the place, and no sound but the trickle of water and the song of birds, this soothing place is perfect for a family outing. End your walk at the Roche Panoramic Viewpoint for a magnificent view over the colourful forest and the main waterfall.

Angélique Mange

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Balade dans les Bassins du Saut du Doubs à l'automne Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura
Vue aérienne de la Chute du Saut du Doubs à l'automne Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura
Barque sur un lac jurassien Les Droners - BFC Tourisme