Le Pont Payant. In the past this was a privately-owned bridge which you had to pay a toll to cross.

The River Bienne as it flows through Saint-Claude.  Saint-Claude is located at the confluence of the River Bienne and the River Tacon.


Le Pont de Pierre is a favourite Saint-Claude suicide bridge.

Le Pont d’Avignon is the oldest bridge in Saint-Claude. It was built in the 13th century by specialized bridge-building monks who came from near Avignon in the south of France. Hence the name of the bridge.

Another view of the suicide bridge, le Pont de Pierre

An early Autumn view of the Jura Mountains taken from the the village of  Lavans-les-Saint-Claude.

The Chapel of Chaumont dates from 1651. The  village is located some 10 kms from Saint-Claude.

River, forest and mountain merge to create a peaceful Jura scene.


Spring Cherry Blossoms