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Le Frasnois

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Le Frasnois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Jura
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Village of about 160 inhabitants located 800 meters above sea level in the heart of the Regional Natural Park Lakes region of Haut Jura. This set is classified site and Natura 2000 area.

There are five natural lakes: Lake Vernois, Lake Ilay, Narlay Lake, Lake and Lake Small Maclu Grand Maclu. This exceptional natural heritage maintained by the village elders remains the priority for the inhabitants of the municipality. It is recorded of European interest, with 5 animal species are lynx, Bacchante butterfly, dragonfly, Leucorrhine the white forehead, Alyte midwife toad, the agile lizard; 70 bird species of national or regional interest, including 6 species of birds identified as rare: Pie-Grièche Shrike, Peregrine Falcon, Red Kite, Black Kite, the Black Woodpecker and Kingfisher. Several plant species including orchids liparis loeselii. The town has a Natura 2000 management plan, two landscape management plans of the Hedgehog Valley and 7 lakes, a wetland management plan, a development plan, a charter Environmental of the Haut Jura Natural Park.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Frasnois
Postcode39130
Latitude46.6384080 (N 46° 38’ 18”)
Longitude5.8991670 (E 5° 53’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 680m to 930m
Surface area14.56 km²
Population160 inhabitants
Density10 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLons-le-Saunier (39 km, 42 min)
Insee code39240
IntercommunalityCC du Pays des Lacs
DepartmentJura
TerritoryFranche-Comté, Jura mountains
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Chevrotaine5.5 km (9 min)
La Chaux-du-Dombief5.9 km (9 min)
Bonlieu6.7 km (7 min)
Chaux-des-Crotenay6.9 km (8 min)
Saffloz7.1 km (11 min)
Menétrux-en-Joux8.2 km (12 min)
Fontenu8.5 km (14 min)
Entre-deux-Monts9.1 km (10 min)
Châtelneuf9.5 km (12 min)
Saugeot9.8 km (11 min)
Le Vaudioux10.4 km (13 min)
Les Planches-en-Montagne11.5 km (14 min)
Songeson12 km (15 min)
Pillemoine12 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The magnificent viewpoint of Four Lakes, from where you can admire four lakes in a single glance: Narlay Lake, Lake Ilay and lakes Maclu Petit and Grand Maclu, all in one part of meadows and trees.

Easy hike around the lakes. Tour of the four lakes, 12 km, along a part of the GR 559.

Botanical area (garden, exhibition, trail) in the hamlet La Fromagerie.

The extraordinary belvedere of Eagle Peak.

Photos

Lake Narlay (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Narlay (© Jean Espirat)
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Ilay lake, seen from the south bank (© JE)
Ilay lake, seen from the south bank (© JE)
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Panorama over the village of La Chaux-du-Dombief, from Eagle Peak (© JE)
Panorama over the village of La Chaux-du-Dombief, from Eagle Peak (© JE)
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Lakes of Ilay and Maclu
Lakes of Ilay and Maclu
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Fontaine-drinker hexagonal basin (© JE)
Fontaine-drinker hexagonal basin (© JE)
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Lake Ilay
Lake Ilay
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Hérisson
Hérisson
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Narlay Lake, saw the campground (© JE)
Narlay Lake, saw the campground (© JE)
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Narlay Lake winter
Narlay Lake winter
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Cascade Hedgehog frasnois
Cascade Hedgehog frasnois
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Ilay of Lake
Ilay of Lake
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Lake Narlay
Lake Narlay
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Hérisson
Hérisson
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Vernois Lake
Vernois Lake
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Lake Ilay winter
Lake Ilay winter
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Ilay Lake with island
Ilay Lake with island
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Church frasnois
Church frasnois
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Stained glass window of the church Frasnois
Stained glass window of the church Frasnois
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Lavoir of Rousselets to Ilay (© Jean Espirat)
Lavoir of Rousselets to Ilay (© Jean Espirat)
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Chapelle Saint-Vincent, a hamlet of Rousselets to Ilay (© JE)
Chapelle Saint-Vincent, a hamlet of Rousselets to Ilay (© JE)
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Lake Ilay, seen from Eagle peak (© JE)
Lake Ilay, seen from Eagle peak (© JE)
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Beach on the south shore of Lake Ilay (© JE)
Beach on the south shore of Lake Ilay (© JE)
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Church of Le Frasnois (© JE)
Church of Le Frasnois (© JE)
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Hameau de la Fromagerie in Ilay, seen from Eagle peak (© JE)
Hameau de la Fromagerie in Ilay, seen from Eagle peak (© JE)
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Narlay Lake, seen from the North promontory (© JE)
Narlay Lake, seen from the North promontory (© JE)
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Lac d ' ilay and Le Frasnois village, seen from Eagle peak (© JE)
Lac d ' ilay and Le Frasnois village, seen from Eagle peak (© JE)
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Grand Lake Maclu, seen from the south side (© JE)
Grand Lake Maclu, seen from the south side (© JE)
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Another view of Lake Grand Maclu, from the south side (© JE)
Another view of Lake Grand Maclu, from the south side (© JE)
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Lac Little Maclu, given its northern shore (© JE)
Lac Little Maclu, given its northern shore (© JE)
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Nave of the church of Le Frasnois (© JE)
Nave of the church of Le Frasnois (© JE)
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Panorama of Lake Ilay, from Eagle peak (© JE)
Panorama of Lake Ilay, from Eagle peak (© JE)
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East Shore Lake Little Maclu (© JE)
East Shore Lake Little Maclu (© JE)
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East Bank of Lake Grand Maclu (© JE)
East Bank of Lake Grand Maclu (© JE)
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East Bank of Lake Petit Maclu (© JE)
East Bank of Lake Petit Maclu (© JE)
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North Shore of Lake Petit Maclu (© JE)
North Shore of Lake Petit Maclu (© JE)
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North Shore of Lake Narlay (© JE)
North Shore of Lake Narlay (© JE)
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Another view of the north shore of Lake Narlay (© JE)
Another view of the north shore of Lake Narlay (© JE)
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Weather

Monday 25 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
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Tuesday 26 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
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Wednesday 27 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking to the waterfalls of the Hedgehog (duration 2 hours round trip).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (21 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 68 € Saint-Claude (28 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (28 km)
Visit to a distilling workshop
Local flavoursFreeLes Fourgs (44 km)
Fly fishing course
Nature and the great outdoors140 € Champagne-sur-Loue (45 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (15.5 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (17.1 km)
Dan Cross
HikeEasy1h45Poligny (26 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (38 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (38 km)

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