Sauffaz, Cascade de la

Cascade de la Sauffaz is a waterfall south of  Sixt Fer a Cheval (Samoens) in the region Rhone Alpes/Haute Savoie, France. From Sixt Fer a Cheval you have to drive south 8 kilometers over road D29 until the road ends.

In the area of Sixt Fer a Cheval there are several great waterfalls to visit. The two most popular ones are the waterfalls at Le Fer a Cheval and Cascade du Rouget. But a little bit further down the road at Cascade du Rouget you will find another great waterfall Cascade de la Sauffaz.

Actually it isn’t one waterfall, next to to Cascade de la Sauffaz you will find its twin brother Cascade de la Pleureuse. The two waterfalls next to each other is a certainty for a good picture.

Although both of the waterfalls aren’t very high, they are certainly very beautiful and a visit worthwhile. From the parking at the end of the road (short after cascade du Rouget) it is an easy walk to Cascade de la Pleureuse and Cascade de la Sauffaz. The walk takes about 25 minutes (1,3 kilometers).

The origin of Cascade de la Sauffaz is a little bit a mystery. It seems that the water comes out of the karstic mountain an not from the river Sales that feeds Cascade de la Pleureuse. As far as I can see on the many pictures on Internet stays the volume of the waterfall quit regular.

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About Sauffaz, Cascade de la

CountryFrance
RegionRhone Alpes/Haute Savoie
LocationSixt Fer a Cheval-Samoens
RiverX (Torrent de Sales)
Height30m
Latitude46.012659
Longitude6.759216
Best visitSpring-early summer
Rating

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Sales, Cascade de 1 km
Rouget, Cascade du 2 km
Cascade d'Anterne 2 km
Dechargeux, Cascade du 3 km
Saubaudy, Cascade 3 km

Great nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Rouget, Cascade du 2 km
Rutor, Cascate del 44 km
Lenteney, Cascata di 47 km
Lillaz, Cascate di 85 km
Tungelschuss 77 km