Great natural spots for a stroll or a picnic
The geological features of the Jura Mountains led to the formation of a number of natural lakes. A stunning landscape protected by the Sensitive Natural Areas classification (ENS in French), where the must-see trio of lakes, Genin, Nantua and Sylans, are waiting to be discovered.
If it’s falls you’re after, the waterfalls in Bugey will not disappoint! Sixty-metre-high Glandieu Waterfall, off-the-beaten-track Clairefontaine Falls or the enchanting Sugar Loaf in Surjoux with its crystal-clear waters… Enough to tickle your fancy and leave you wanting to go for a dip or a picnic!
If you’re looking for pure water, don’t miss the Pertes de la Valserine! Protected by the Wild Rivers program, it’s a peaceful haven for fishing enthusiasts and its karstic features will delight hikers!
Take a break: the best places for lazing about!
If you fancy an easy, relaxing cruise or trip along the river, you’re in the right place! Drift along the River Ain or the Saône and take in the picturesque scenery.
Need to get away? Escape to the Water Gardens where you can admire the rare plants and soothing scenery – where water takes pride of place, of course!
Looking for something a bit different, that’s guaranteed to please? Sleep on the water in a floating cabin at Domaine de la Dombes! A short boat ride will take you out to your cabin in the middle of the lake, where your room for the night won’t be overlooked and you’ll have that stunning nature view all to yourself!