THE FRANCO-SWISS EXCURSION
WELCOME ABOARD OUR CARRIAGES AND BOATS FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE RIDE
Embark and discover an exceptional site. The Saut du Doubs and all the Bassins are classified as a “Grand National Site”. Discover the landscapes of Haut-Doubs, its picturesque farms, stop at the belvedere to admire the Gorges du Doubs and head back towards the Saut du Doubs to the rhythm of the Comtois horse. Visit the Saut du Doubs site freely, pass through Switzerland and return by boat ! download the leaflet
Accessibility for people with disabilities.
Round trip by horse-drawn carriage to the Gorges du Doubs belvedere.
Departure of the carriage ride at 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m. for the visit of the Belvedere of the Doubs Gorges and return by carriage. Duration of the carriage ride (1h30).
Go by horse-drawn carriage and return by boat through the Gorges du Doubs.
Departure of the carriage ride at 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m. for the visit of the Belvedere of the Doubs Gorges, walk to the Saut-du-Doubs and return by boat on the Swiss side. Duration of the walk (2h30).
Le Journal des Calèches:
The Comtois is a breed of medium-sized draft horse, specific to Franche-Comté. With the Comtois trait, the first utility breed in France, the horse historically prances in the landscape. Once a workmate, today he is the best friend of leisure and nature.
Historically a famous battle mount under the Ancien Régime, the Comtois is the first example of flourishing breeding of a heavy draft horse in France. It was decimated during the Napoleonic wars and experienced a period of decline in the 19th century, when it merged, under the name of Jura horse, with the future horse of the Swiss Franches-Montagnes. Its breeding was relaunched at the beginning of the 20th century on the French side, it is known as the “Maîchard” horse of the Haut-Doubs plateaus.