La Borne au Lion (the Lion’s landmark)
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La Borne au Lion (the Lion’s landmark)

La Borne au Lion (the Lion’s landmark)

History & heritage
Type : Cultural & historical site, Nature spot
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The long-standing point of departure to access the Chalam ridge and the Merle ridge, the Borne au Lion’s panoramic landscape and history are worth the detour.

Marked by the border landmark and its three shields and erected in 1613, this place was a hot spot for the resistance; interpretive signs explain the wealth of this site, which is also equipped with picnic tables and a shelter.

Practical informations

Recommendations: 150 metres from the last parking lot, the site is easily accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Many herds of livestock summer in the neighbouring pastures: during your walks, keep your dog on a lead and remain on the waymarked paths, using the chicanes and turnstiles in place.

Road access: 4 km from La Pesse via the forest road of La Borne au Lion which you will find opposite the church.

Suggested parking: Several parking lots signposted along the La Borne road will help you to park. The last parking lot is located 150 metres from the site.


Office du tourisme Haut-Jura Saint-Claude
Bureau de La Pesse
39370 LA PESSE