Last autumn colours in Jura forest, one week before the first snowfall.
Flumen is a short river running through Haut Jura Natural Park just near Saint Claude.
I went there for the first time past week between two rainy days. The place was dark and wet, the waterfalls were impressives with really strong noise and spray.
Eventail waterfall is probably the most famous of all the Hérisson waterfalls for two reasons : It's the tallest fall and access is really easy (a few minutes walk on a good path).
More images of Hérisson waterfalls here.
A few weeks ago early in the morning i was driving through Valserine valley. The heavy rains of many days before created a lot of mist and a very special mood.
All my image of this day are here.
This little stream which ends to Valserine river doesn't always run in summer but as july is unusually rainy, this little waterfall was beautiful last week.
A closer view of Saint Claude with its cathedral and some old houses.
The cathedral is more than 8 centuries old and has a very long name : Cathédrale Saint Pierre, Saint Paul et Saint André.
The Maison du Peuple that you can see in the foreground is also an old building used today as a cinema. You can read more (in french) about its history here.
River Bienne comes from Jura mountains near Prémanon and joins river Tacon near Saint Claude. Just before the junction, it runs through the city which has many big or small bridges.
Hérisson waterfalls is the name of a famous french waterfalls range in Jura department (see more here).
I returned there a few days ago for the first time since my first visit in 2011 and i was glad to find a decent water level in the river and a kind freshness in the valley.
Grand Saut is not the most well known of all the waterfalls on the river (probably because one has to leave the main path) but i find the place really beautiful.
All my images about these waterfalls are here.
An image from yesterday.
Saint Claude is one of the main cities in Haut Jura Natural Park. It's crossed by river Bienne and known for its cathedral and craftwork on wood and stones.
Horse Tail waterfall, aka cascade de la Queue de Cheval is one of the highest in Haut Jura Natural Park and the image above only shows the lower part.
I went the for a first visit yesterday but i was a little disppointed because despite the big rains we had recently, water level was really low and the fall not impressive.