The Saut du Doubs is a marvel of nature on the border between France and Switzerland! For a real change of scene, go and discover this fabulous site and its 27 metre-high waterfall which can be reached on foot, in a horse-drawn carriage or by boat.

The Saut du Doubs in Autumn

The Saut du Doubs

Like a Canadian canyon

A visit to the Saut du Doubs feels like a leap of a few thousand miles all the way to the canyons of Canada. This is truly a magnificent site!

You can visit the Saut du Doubs in every season and feel different sensations every time. Between the beautiful shimmering colours of autumn, the sense of freedom you get on the frozen lakes in winter, the sound-and-light spectacle offered by the melting ice in Spring, and the pleasant coolness of this site in summer, you'll never be disappointed! Not forgetting that the Saut du Doubs and the nearby lakes are a listed National Grand Site.

 

Saut du Doubs depuis un belvédère
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Saut du Doubs depuis un belvédère Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Croisière au saut du Doubs
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Départ croisière du Saut du Doubs
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Départ croisière du Saut du Doubs Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Cabane en bois au Saut du Doubs
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Cabane en bois au Saut du Doubs Alain_DOIRE__Bourgogne-Franche-Comte_Tourisme
Vue sur le Saut du Doubs
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Saut du Doubs en hiver
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Take a gourmet break at the Saut du Doubs

A stone's throw from the waterfall, enjoy a gourmet break at the restaurant L'Absinthe. You'll be able to sample local specialities and a glass of Franco-Swiss absinthe poured from the fountain, as the ritual commands.

You'll also discover an authentic house with a wood-tile façade and a dining room decorated in the style of the 1900s.

Make the most of the romantic shady terraces with panoramic views over the Doubs.

The restaurant

Saut du Doubs key figures

This natural reservoir is over 3500m long, 100 to 200m wide and up to 40m deep!

The Saut du Doubs resulted from a major geological upheaval more than 14,000 years ago, which led to the formation of the remarkable 27 metre-high waterfall!

An alternative exploration of the Saut du Doubs

On foot, in a horse-drawn carriage or by boat, for a unique discovery every time.

There are several ways to approach the Saut du Doubs. The most spectacular way to arrive is by boat, as this takes you closer to the waterfall after cruising amid the majestic setting of the Doubs lakes.

You can get there by car and finish the trip on foot, or take the opportunity to follow a section of the legendary Grande Traversée du Jura, a 400km hiking trail that crosses the Jura Mountains from one end to the other.

It is also possible to reach it in a carriage drawn by Comtois horses, a pleasant way to discover the typical architecture of the farms of Upper Doubs. Whichever way you travel, you'll be able to enjoy the breathtaking sights from one of the many panoramic viewpoints.

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How to reach the Saut du Doubs

The Saut du Doubs is on the Franco-Swiss border between the French department of Doubs and the western part of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel.

From Villers-le-Lac you'll be able to reach the Saut du Doubs on foot, in a horse-drawn carriage or even by boat! Different ways of discovering this beauty of nature. 

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