Cascade de Glandieu is a picturesque waterfall in the small village of Glandieu in the region Rhone Alpes/Ain, France.
From the A43 (Chambery-Lyon) take the exit St Genix sur Guiers. From there take the D40>D592 and turn left at La Bruyere (D19) until you reach Glandieu.
There are sign for a parking when entering the village but we decided to drive to the restaurant at the base of the waterfall. At restaurant “la Cacade” there is also a parking (gps 45.665398, 5.613112) with a view on cascade de Glandieu. From the other parking in Glandieu it is a few minute walk to the base of the beautiful Cascade de Glandieu.
Cascade de Glandieu is a waterfall that is more interesting when there isn’t very much water in the river, but enough to see the shape of the waterfall and the moss behind it. When we visited the waterfall, May 2022, the flow in the river was perfect for good shots.
Cascade de Glandieu is composed of two successive falls with a total of 60 meters in height. What makes Cascade de Glandieu special is the shape and the with moss covered rocks where the water slides down.
It looks like a great spot for a shower, but unfortunately it is prohibited to swim at the waterfall. Lac du Bourget isn’t far away, so a good swim is possible over there.