The waterfalls of the Hedgehog

Beautiful waterfalls in the heart of the Jura.

The waterfalls of the Hedgehog (les cascades du Hérisson in French) are located in the Jura, you need a car to go there. Admission is free but there is a fee for the parking lot. The price to park your car in the summer is 5 euros for 4 hours. Access to the first waterfall (the most beautiful) is easy then the path becomes steeper and more difficult. Note the path can be very difficult in case of bad weather conditions. The waterfalls are beautiful, if you visit the area it's a must see.

Interest: notegreat (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

Shops

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Shops
Near the parking, there are a shop and a restaurant. The place is very touristy. There are signs everywhere. You can’t get lost.

The departure

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The departure
The start of the walk is very easy.

The waterfall of l’Eventail

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The waterfall of l’Eventail
The first waterfall is located 0,3 mile away from the parking lot, it is very easy to reach it. Be careful the place is crowded in summer.

The first waterfall

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The first waterfall
The first waterfall (“La cascade de l’éventail”) is the most beautiful waterfall.

The ascent

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The ascent
After the first waterfall the path becomes much steeper. It can be slippery in case of rain.

The path

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The path
Take care where you put your feet. The path is damaged due to the people.

The belvedere

The belvedere
After 20 minutes you reach the second waterfall. You can rest on a small promontory and admire the beauty of the place.

The waterfall of Grand Saut (great leap)

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The waterfall of Grand Saut (great leap)
The waterfall of the “Grand Saut” (Great Leap) is the tallest of the waterfalls of the Hérisson

The blue Gour

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The blue Gour
After a 5 minutes walk you arrive at the next waterfall.

The path above the waterfalls

The path above the waterfalls
The path is very secured with ropes and stairs. Nothing very difficult if you take your time.

Château Garnier

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Château Garnier
You arrive at the top of the mountain. You can go back on the same path.

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