Natural Site

Les Brenets - Saut du Doubs

Unspoilt nature, a fjord-like river, the highest waterfall in the Jura Mountains, walking paths of poetic charm, an airborne footbridge which stretches from one side of the Doubs to the other eliminating the border.

Saut du Doubs
Saut du Doubs
Alternately lazy and impetuous, the river Doubs invites you on a trip rich in contrasts along the border of Switzerland and France. 

A tranquil cruise 
Starting out at the harbour of Les Brenets, you embark on a tranquil cruise on the lake formed by the Doubs, the Lac des Brenets. The slow river forms wide meanders and weaves peacefully through a magnificent landscape marked by abrupt cliffs and pine trees. An enchanting sight!

The highest waterfall in the Jura
Here, the Doubs shows quite another face, a much wilder one, as it continues on its path, roaring down an impressive waterfall of 27 m, the Saut du Doubs. A walkway takes you to the French side where you are able to enjoy a different view of the magnificent cascade and its gushing water. 

Hiking in an unspoilt nature scenery 
The Doubs waterfall can also be reached on foot from Les Brenets on a lovely hiking trail which follows the river. In the middle of unspoilt nature, pine and broadleaf forests mingle with steep rocky cliffs, offering some spectacularly beautiful views. An experience which is not to be missed, especially in autumn. 
Saut du Doubs
Saut du Doubs
Doubs. © Gérard Benoît à la Guillaume
Doubs. © Vincent Bourrut
Saut du Doubs
Saut du Doubs

An amazing setting and a fantastic drop from a height of 27 metres.

Navigation sur le lac des Brenets

Site naturel

Saut du Doubs

A relaxing walk leading to a steep 27 m drop. A real breath of fresh air!

Saut du Doubs

Hiking or cycling

A beautiful mineral and aquatic area to explore on foot or by boat.

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Picturesque and rugged ravines that could almost be called fiords open up after Les Brenets. Polished...

An original alternative to the classic hike - walking in the footsteps of a contraband watchmaker

A beautiful viewpoint of the Neuchâtel mountains.

Close at hand

Nature-lovers will find an ideal vantage point not far from Les Brenets.

A mythical descent 23 m underground to discover a unique industrial heritage.

The park stretches from Les Brenets to St-Ursanne, including the Franches-Montagnes.

The secrets of time nestled in a magic place: clock-making and its fascinating inventions.

Four centuries of industrial life – marked by the flow of water and time.