Cascade des Tufs or Cascade Baume les Messieurs is a gorgeous waterfall in the region Franche Comte/Jura, France.
From Lons le Saunier take the D417 to Champagnole, but after 12 kilometer take the exit to the left to Baume les Messieurs. Here go left and follow the signs “Grottes”. At the (almost) end of the road, near the restaurant, you can park your car. From here it is a few minutes walk to Cascade des Tufs
The site is well accessible and is particularly suitable for families. Cascade des Tufs is a very beautiful waterfall where the water of the river Dard gushes over with moss covered big rocks, forming an exceptional shape with many colors.
The source of Cascade des Tufs lies a few meters up at Petite source de la Cuisance. A hole in the mountainswall of cirque du Fer a Cheval consisiting out of chalk stone also called Tuf. This is where the name Cascade des Tufs comes from.
Hard to say if there is a best period to visit Cascade des Tufs. In every period there is something beautiful. In autumn the colors, in winter the amount of water, in spring the green colors and in summer you have a clear view on the moss.