Cascades du Saut du Loup (Courmes)

(Cascades des Demoiselles)

Cascades du Saut du Loup is a set of two waterfalls near Courmes in the region Cote d’Azur/Alpes Maritimes, France.

From Nice drive to Grasse over road D2085. At Chateauneuf-Grasse take the right turn to le Bar sur Loup and proceed over the D6 to the gorge du Loup. You first will pass the great Cascade de Courmes and after a few kilometers you will see a restaurant Saut du Loup. Park the car here (gps 43.747732, 6.997933). From here it is a short walk to Cascade du Saut du Loup/Cascades des Demoiselles.

In the gorge du Loup the river Loup tries to find its way through a narrow valley.  In the gorge there are many small waterfalls of great beauty with emerald colored pools perfect for a swim. The most photographed waterfall is called Cascade du Saut du Loup or Cascades des Demoiselles. Several small streams fall in a colorful pool with  lots of green vegetation. A perfect place for great pictures.

From the restaurant you can walk to a viewpoint (bridge) where you can see two waterfalls, one at each side of the bridge.

In summertime the flow of the river le Loup is reduced to a small stream but still pretty to see. Cascade Saut du Loup isn’t a very high waterfall but the surrounding is of extreme beauty. I can’t find much information (that I can’t read, because my French is pour), but it looks like you can walk along the river le Loup.

Best time to visit the waterfalls in gorges du loup is in November when the flow of the river le Loup reaches its maximum (appr 8m3/s). In springtime the river reaches again a top (appr 5m3/s). In summertime the river can run almost dry.

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About Cascades du Saut du Loup (Courmes)

RegionCote d'Azur/Alpes Maritimes
RiverLe Loup
Best visitAutumn-Spring

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Cascade de Courmes 1 km
Cascade Saut du Ray 8 km
Cascade de Vegay 13 km
Cascade de Thiéry 25 km
Cascade de Gairaut 29 km