"Cascades de la Billaude" Franche-Comté Things to Do Tip by himalia11

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  Cascades de la Billaude - from below
by himalia11
  • Cascades de la Billaude - from below - Franche-Comté
      Cascades de la Billaude - from below
    by himalia11
  • Cascades de la Billaude - from above - Franche-Comté
      Cascades de la Billaude - from above
    by himalia11

We only discovered the Cascades de la Billaude by chance, as the N4 was blocked and we therefore had to drive a detour. There's a car park and on the other side of the street a hut where ice cream and crèpes is sold.
There are two possibilities to watch the waterfall - from above or below. To see it from above there's a viewpoint (belvédère) which is a 60-meters-walk. You just need to go a few steps down and you can see the waterfall. To see the waterfall from below is more trying: You first need to walk on a path along the street and then there are steep steps down. The steps were partly very high and washed out, so it was not easy to walk there. The sign said that it's 300 meters until you are down, but I'd say it was more. However when you are down you have a very nice view on the waterfall. From here you see pretty good that it's a double waterfall. The path ends here and there's no bench (there's only one half-way down), but you could sit on one of the rocks. I'm sure that would be a nice place for a picnic!
At the parking there was also a sign to the "Belvédère des 3 Vallées" which is 2,3 km away. So if you are up to some hiking that could be your place!

Directions: From Champagnole take the N4 south direction Morez. You'll pass La Vaudioux and then will reach La Billaude. Turn left in direction Syam and shortly afterwards you are at the car park for the waterfall.

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  • Written Oct 6, 2008
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