Let's walk at the water's edge in search of the most picturesque waterfalls and sources of the Jura Mountains. You don't have to hike for miles to enjoy the refreshing, restorative powers of nature. The Hérisson waterfalls, the sources of the Loue and Lison rivers, and other natural havens of blue and green are waiting to be found here!
Easy walks at the water's edge
The Hérisson waterfalls, the source of the River Loue or the River Lison... Just follow the blue waters to enjoy a refreshing breath of mountain air! No need to trudge for hours to be amazed by the waterfalls and peaceful sources that emerge from the cliffs.
In the Jura Mountains, it only takes a short walk to find yourself in some incredibly re-energising corners of nature. Just follow your nose!
The Hérisson waterfalls, for all walking levels
Prepare for an extraordinary natural spectacle! Very easy to reach, the Hérisson waterfalls are a must-do in the Jura Mountains.
From the Eventail car park, it's just a ten-minute walk or so to the 65-metre-high Eventail waterfall, the first in a whole succession and probably the most impressive! The spray from the waterfall is accompanied by a sound that varies from a crystalline melody to a crashing noise, depending on the season and the flow.
If you're feeling energetic, you can then go on to discover all 31 waterfalls on a walk that will take you a few hours. Take the time to stop and feast your eyes and ears on the sight and sound of the tumbling water!
Source of the River: in the footsteps of Gustave Courbet, painter
Welcome to the famous source of the Loue. From the car park, the footpath leading to this natural site makes for a pleasant family walk that takes barely 10 minutes. On the way you'll air your lungs and enjoy the surrounding greenery!
As you reach the deep canyon, you'll become aware of a mysterious silence.
Your gaze will be captivated by the water and rock, as was that of the famous local artist, Gustave Courbet, who painted this scene 14 times. Now if that isn't fascination!More informations
Source of the River Lison, for a short walk or longer
The lovely romantic setting of the Source of the Lison is easy to reach with a car park just 100 metres away!
Like the River Loue, the Lison emerges from the depths of the earth and out of a cave.
This source is a superbly colourful peace haven that all can enjoy. Some rare species have taken refuge here, including the eagle owl. The Lison source is a perfect symbol of the unspoilt Jura landscape in all its authentic beauty.
After walking to the source, you may decide to venture further into the surroundings by following one of the many hiking trails.More informations
Glandieu waterfall, on foot or by bike!
To discover this beautiful waterfall, follow the Via Rhôna for a half-hour walk or bike ride through the wild forest of the Jura Mountains.
You'll be amazed by the power of this split-level waterfall crashing from a height of 60 metres!More informations
Langouette waterfall, hiking at the water's edge
Explore deep in a gorge where a fierce, turbulent river flows!
You'll walk for an hour near the water in a whole new world. The untouched wilderness of the Langouette gorge puts you totally at one with nature!+ d'infos sur ce site