The Gorges du Durnand

A breathtaking sight

Restaurant -. Gorges du Durnand

A breathtaking sight

Viewed from boardwalks first built in 1877 and fully renovated in 1987, the Gorges du Durnand are a breathtaking sight, ranking among Europe's most beautiful gorges.

Lying in the municipality of Bovernier, the visible part of the Gorges du Durnand is roughly 1 kilometre long. It’s reached by an idyllic path, lined with wild blueberries and strawberries, which suddenly turns into a series of suspended wooden walkways and staircases (330 steps in total) giving fairytale views.

Below your feet, the Durnand gushes and swirls over a succession of 14 waterfalls, each more impressive than the last. As the foaming river plummets downwards, the sky is no more than a thin blue strip above dark cliffs.

> Allow about an hour for the walk out and back along a little path through the forest

Opening hours

The Gorges du Durnand is open to visitors every day from 9 am to 6 pm, from 1 May to 31 October (weather permitting!).

Restaurant -. Gorges du Durnand

Visiting the Gorges

  • Adults: CHF 9
  • Children (6 to 15 years): CHF 5
  • Children (under 6 years): Free
  • Students and AVS: CHF 8
  • Groups (from 10 adults): CHF 8

Download the map of the Gorges

Special rates available for children on school trips. Ask us about the offer!

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