Archive for the jura Tag

Walking the Jura

One of our favourite walks in the Jura is from St. Cergue  to La Barillette. As you look up to the Jura from Geneva, La Barillette is the red and white aerial tower to the right of the white golf-ball of La Dôle. Although steep in parts, the path takes you through stunning woodland, pastures and alpine meadows. Flower-lovers may spot (dependant on season) alpine versions of crocus, Canterbury bells, Alchemilla […]

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The Cascades du Hérisson

I cannot believe that, although we have lived in Suisse Romande for six years, we’ve only just discovered an absolute gem so close to Geneva: the Cascades du Hérisson, located between Doucier and Bonlieu in the French region of Franche-Comté. This valley of 31 waterfalls and torrents is stunning and the drive from St Cergue/Les Rousses/Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux is beautiful (approx. 1.5 hours from Geneva, click here to see the map). You may be more familiar […]

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