Cascade du Lançot

Cascade du Lançot is a waterfall at the Cirque de Consolation (Val de Consolation) near Consolation-Maisonnet in the region Franche Comte/Doubs, France.

Driving from Valdahon to Fuans on road D461 take the exit to “cirque du consolation” (road D39), just for Fuans. Follow the road for 7 km until you see the next sign “cirque du consolation”. Drive on to the small hamlet Consolation-Maisonnet and park the car at the parking (gps 47.158693, 6.605198).

From the parking there are several walks possible and the walk to Cascade du Lançot is one of them. It is an easy 2 kilometer (30-35 minutes) walk to the source du Lançot and the waterfall. The trailhead lies behind the monastery.

Cirque de Consolation (Val de Consolation) is an extraordinary place where several natural water sources are coming down the karstic mountains. All the water streams end in the 33 kilometer long river Dessoubre creating several waterfalls.

One of the natural sources (source du Lançot) creates a 47 meter high single drop waterfall called cascade du Lançot, also named cascade du Cirque de Consolation. 

Cascade du Lançot can dry out in summertime but in December and March the volume of the river has a high peak. The average volume of the river Dessoubre is between 15,8 en 20,9 m3/s in the winter months. In summertime the waterflow is 6,41 m3/s.

There is another nice waterfall located nearby, in the cirque de Consolation: cascade de Dessoubre.

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About Cascade du Lançot

CountryWaterfalls in France
RegionFranche Comte/Doubs
LocationCirque de Consolation (Val de Consolation)-Consolation-Maisonnet
RiverX (Dessoubre)
Best visitMarch

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