Auberge du Hérisson | Hotel Restaurant in french Jura

At the junction of 4 lakes : Ilay, Narlay, grand Maclu and petit Maclu, the Auberge du Hérisson welcomes you all year round. Located at the beginning of the famous Cascades du Hérisson circuit (35 waterfalls and 7 cascades), lunch and dinner is available. For longer periods, your stay would be in one of the 16 rooms to enjoy the natural and calm surroundings.

     The waterfalls

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 The Cascades du Hérisson are certainly some of the most visited sights in Jura. With its source at 805 m altitude in the Région des Lacs, the Hérisson is a small river that stretches over 3 km. The circuit through the 31 cascades that begins at our Auberge enables one to enjoy the whole range of water acrobatics on a walk that lasts about 2h30mn.

Nowadays thousands of visitors walk the circuit. Did you know that in the beginning of the 20th Century, many people settled on the banks of the river in order to take advantage of the hydropower generated by a turbulent yet constant flow of water ? Wheat-mills, sawmills, forges and nail factories were commonplace.

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Advice : although the circuit is regularly maintained and signposted, this rocky path is often damp and therefore slippery. Wear appropriate footwear such as hiking boots or light shoes that are designed for walking. Avoid sandals, flip-flops or any other loose summertime footwear designed for the sandy beaches at Chalain or Clairvaux-les-Lacs.

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Waterfall "Grand saut"

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Forest in automn
The path to the Pic de l’Aigle that is home to the most beautiful viewpoint over 4 lakes, is one of the special features close to our hotel that gives you a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Région des Lacs

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Auberge du Hérisson
5, route des Lacs - Ilay
39150 Chaux du Dombief
Tél. : +33 / (0)3 84 25 58 18
Fax : +33 / (0)3 84 25 51 11

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