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View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Gardens and Promenades

The waterfalls and torrents of the Hérisson valley were essential for cultivation of the area's rich natural resources before the advent of electricity. For almost seven centuries, the driving force of these waters fueled the processing of hemp, iron ore, grain and wood. This is a great hike. Amazing for it's natural beauty alone, you will also discover industrial remains along the hike. You should not miss the magic of this unique valley!

The Hérisson river originates from the Saut Girard, fed by the waters of Lake Bonlieu and the Ilay Lakes and boasts 31 waterfalls and torrents on it's path.

les Cascades du Herisson


Middle Age Bridge near Le musee Courbet

CHATEAU CHALON in the middle of the Jura vinyard

View of Ornans, Gustave Courbet

Our rustic food,

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