Gorges de l'Abime, Saint-Claude

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  • This site is wonderful and surprising. However, please be careful because some passages are not obvious especially if the soil is wet. The route is well signposted. And the landscape is breathtaking.
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  • We went there in July 2017 because it was a recommended site on the map of the local tourist office. No particular caveat regarding the ride, we are so we went with our two children of 5 and 8 years. The first part is really beautiful actually, the climb is steep but no difficulty or for us or our children. It was dry but if it rained it would not have been so obvious. Got to the hole of the abyss, we decide to continue on the path because no particular indication, no caveat... Bad took us: the path became increasingly close, without any railing or handrail on the major part of the journey to a dizzying height. We were walking single file trying to hold the little ones as we could but frankly, signage should be displayed from the abyss hole because we really got scared. I, who was not especially prone to Vertigo, I remember marking this back, which would have been a lot worse! Avoid with children and to avoid any short if it rained... Too bad, if they tended properly part of the return they're superb gorges.
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  • .. But after several days of time dry because the course can be slippery and exposed places, therefore to be well shod, don't fear heights and keep her children. The loop at the start of the Devil's bridge was banned in April 2017 but you can always access the hole of the abyss, which is the exsurgence and the source of the eponymous Creek (drowned well over 40 m deep) by another route (A & R). The place is beautiful and you can admire the work of water (kettles) and the work of man (water intake and conduct forced for the factory electric of the greenhouse, built from 1900.
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  • The site is superb but the return path is dangerous even rearranged. Some parties do not allow the slightest mistake with his feet. The site should be secured and meanwhile prohibited to children and people suffering from Vertigo. Should a sign at the entrance to the site warn of the danger of the return path.
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