Le Hérisson - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Le Hérisson
The Hedgehog is a river in the Jura massif, in France, in the French Jura Lakes Region and a tributary of the Ain, therefore a sub-tributary of the Rhône. The stream then joins the lower valley, jumping nearly 300 meters of vertical drop over 3 kilometers, constituting the Hérisson 2 waterfalls. Various belvederes and a walking path allow you to follow the successive falls.
Attractions Near Le Hérisson
2.61km from Le Hérisson
The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range a short distance north of the Western Alps and mainly demarcate a long part of the French-Swiss border. The mountain range gives its name to the French department of Jura, the Swiss Canton of Jura, the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale, and the Montes Jura of the Moon.
Lac de Chalain
4.86km from Le Hérisson
This superb natural lake of glacial origin is fed by the Lac de Narlay and flows into the River Ain via the Bief d'OEuf. It is the most beautiful and impressive of all the Jura's lakes. It has also been the focus of national archaeological interest since digs in 1904 brought to light lakeside pile dwellings at the site. One of the nice locations for a picnic and also trekking is possible in these surroundings.
6.37km from Le Hérisson
The lake Ilay is a natural glacial lake in the wild appearance. This lake will surprise you with its turquoise-colored surroundings on a clear day and its cliffs in the background. Swimming is prohibited here. Yo9u can enjoy the natural beauty and spend some time on the banks of this river. It is elongated in shape
Grandes Traversées du Jura
15.1km from Le Hérisson
The Grande Traversée du Jura is a 400-kilometer long-distance hiking trail in the Jura. The path runs from Mandeure in a south-westerly direction. However, there are several variants, and some of the routes also lead to neighboring Switzerland. The trail was opened in 2003 and is not considered to be particularly technically demanding. The infrastructure includes several shelters and the option of being accompanied by donkeys as pack animals.
Lac de Vouglans
19.27km from Le Hérisson
The Lac de Vouglans is the reservoir of the hydro-electric power station at Vouglans on the River Ain in the département of Jura in the region of Franche-Comté in eastern France. The lake lies on Jurassic rock crushed into the north to south ridges by the Alpine orogeny. The lake is arranged for tourism with view-points scattered through the woods which cover the hillsides along its shores and places set up for bathing and boating.
24.72km from Le Hérisson
The Risoux forms a wooded mountain range in the Jura, which extends in a south-west-north-east direction according to the general course of the folded Jura in this area. The border between France and Switzerland runs over the ridge. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a nice area for a short picnic.
Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Home of Le Hérisson
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.
Location of Le Hérisson
For more information about Le Hérisson, visit: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9risson_(rivi%C3%A8re)