GeographyBalsam-the-Sirs is located at the bottom of a Cirque, surrounded by high cliffs of a hundred of meters notching the first Jurassic plate: it is about one of the most famous Reculée S of the Jura. The Seille takes its source there.
Localities and variations
Monuments and curiosities
Religious heritageBalsam-the-Sirs accommodates the Abbaye Bénédictin E Saint-Pierre, founded in 909. It replaced the monastery of Balsam-the-Monks, founded at the 6th century. Devastated by Buckwheats and the Norman ones, the abbot Bernon restores it and leaves it in 910 to go to found the Abbaye of Cluny.
Other tourist curiosities
- caves of Balsam-the-Sirs
- the circus of Balsam-the-Sirs
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