If you choose to come to the Terre d’Emeraude in autumn, you're guaranteed to be amazed! This is the perfect time of year for walkers who would like to see the region's many waterfalls and lakes. This weekend programme is ideal if you are looking to explore the must-sees of the area such as Vouglans lake or Hérisson waterfalls, and it also features some exceptional but less well-known ideas such as canoeing, a botanical outing and a tour of a snail farm.

 

Watch a video of this autumn weekend!

Day 1 - morning

The unmissable hike up to Hérisson waterfalls!

Your adventure begins in the Maison des Cascades information centre car park. Get your hiking boots on (don't forget water and snacks) and set off along the path to the Hérisson waterfalls.

This walk is 7 km, there and back, with a 250 m positive incline, and you can expect to be amazed at every turn.

Find out more about Hérisson waterfalls

Balade automnale cascade Hérisson
Quentin Danel
Balade automnale cascade Hérisson Quentin Danel
Rando cascades du Jura en automne
Quentin Danel
Rando cascades du Jura en automne Quentin Danel
balade automne cascade du Hérisson
Mizenboite
balade automne cascade du Hérisson Mizenboite
rando aux cascades du Hérisson
Mizenboite
rando aux cascades du Hérisson Mizenboite
Cascades du Hérisson à l'automne
Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Cascades du Hérisson à l'automne Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Day 1 - afternoon

Canoeing outing on the Ain, then tasting at a snail farm

sortie canoé sur lac du Jura
Mizenboite | BFC Tourisme

Exploration on the waters in autumn

Accompanied by your guide Julien, you'll be driven from Pont-de-Poitte to the departure point. From there, you'll begin your canoeing outing on the water.

You'll be surprised to discover some beautiful scenery that is not very well-known (especially around Blye dam) but which makes a visit to this part of Jura so worthwhile.

Canoeing outing with Intrépides
élevage escargots Jura
Quentin Danel

An encounter with the Petite Montagne snails

Come and meet Coline and Pierre, snail breeders, in Montlainsia-le-Templier. They will take you on a tour of their farm and let you taste their range of products made using snails. Yum!

Find out all there is to know about heliciculture (snail farming) and persillade (chopped parsley and garlic mix)!

Find out more about the Moulin Burignat
Day 2 - morning

Discover edible wild plants

Thanks to Emilie and Nicolas from the Unis Vers Nature association, you can learn to survive in the wild!

You'll learn so much on this experience in the great outdoors!

The association and its Nature outings

Sortie Botanique Jura
Mizenboite
Sortie Botanique Jura Mizenboite
Sortie Botanique Jura
Quentin Danel
Sortie Botanique Jura Quentin Danel
Sortie botanique avec Uni Vers Nature
Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Sortie botanique avec Uni Vers Nature Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Activite botanique avec Uni Vers Nature
Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Activite botanique avec Uni Vers Nature Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Sortie botanique dans le Jura
Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Sortie botanique dans le Jura Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Day 2 - afternoon

Hiking up above Vouglans lake

Set off on an 11-km hike, with a 180 m positive incline (departs from Surchauffant campsite)! This trail will lead you through forests, past medieval ruins and alongside cliffs, for some amazing views guaranteed.

The view of the vast Vouglans lake down below, bordered by forests in blazing autumn colours, is quite simply magical!

See the route

panorama lac vouglans
Quentin Danel
panorama lac vouglans Quentin Danel
belvedere lac Vouglans
Quentin Danel
belvedere lac Vouglans Quentin Danel
lumière automne lac jura
Quentin Danel
lumière automne lac jura Quentin Danel
Balade en forêt dans le jura
Quentin Danel
Balade en forêt dans le jura Quentin Danel
Balade lac Vouglans automne
Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Balade lac Vouglans automne Quentin DANEL - OT Pays des lacs et Petite Montagne / BFC Tourisme
Rando au dessus du lac de Vouglans
Mizenboite
Rando au dessus du lac de Vouglans Mizenboite
A good night's sleep and a great meal

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Balade automnale cascade Hérisson Quentin Danel
Rando cascades du Jura en automne Quentin Danel
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