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a horseshoe-shaped valley with sheer rock faces

Went to find the village of Baume-les-Messieurs and found this wonderful, dead-end valley which... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Jerusalem District, Israel
Wonderful place, nice walk (but reachable by car)

It's possible to reach it walking down the cliff (100 meters vertically, 700 meters walk), passing... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

See my other review of the grottes for a take on accessibility here - approx 20 mins from Besançon and worth the drive - but caution on the roadway approaches, and if the weather is at all rainy or snow or fog, then it's likely...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Went to find the village of Baume-les-Messieurs and found this wonderful, dead-end valley which starts with a picture-perfect waterfall coming out of the sheer rock walls of the valley. The village itself with its medieval abbey is well worth the side trip involved in getting...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

It's possible to reach it walking down the cliff (100 meters vertically, 700 meters walk), passing from the caves (closed in winter), reaching the top of the waterfall, and then down to its feet. All green, white and blue. Magic. Could be quite busyduring high...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing feeling in a beautiful French wine district with amazing landscape and Jura wines... Beautiful nature and unique feeling in Jura ! Nice, clean and relaxing camping site available in summer months. Several French "gite" and "chambre d'hôtes" are available in the village too. Try...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It looks amazing, it is a very nice place to walk around. You have waterfalls visit and of course the caves. You may spend here about 3 hours enjoying the nature :)

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a walk through the caves and past the waterfalls, both of which are worth visiting, the countryside is lovely. Avoid the restaurant, they were rude and unhelpful, leaving us sitting at a table for ages with our toddler before saying they were 'full', leaving...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little French village to start a really interesting walk through an old forest at the base of the cliffs. When we went in January and the river had frozen and we got the chance to walk over the falls on the river bed. It...More

Thank pj236
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This place has it all - we stayed 3 nights in the hotel de l'Abbeye and could have stayed longer. the town at the foot of the valley is one of Les Plus Belles Villages de France, and sports an old abbey, stone houses along...More

Thank John U
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nice little village and Very nice landscape with impressive view. Also recommend the guided tour of the church.

Thank Pierre-Yves A
Reviewed 2 September 2016

One of the prettiest villages in the area we were told and they were right. As people have mentioned before, the Abbey is a must to amble around in. The water falls are a must and look enchanting. Unfortunately, there were a few families with...More

Thank Darren T
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A stunning valley cut from the limestone, the Reculee de Baume les Messieurs would be worth a visit even if there weren't other places to visit there, such as the Abbey. Between Besacon and Poligny, this is worth the detour (which is along a lovely...More

2  Thank LMOverby
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