Rougon

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Rougon
TownRougon
Insee code04171
Postcode04120
Latitude43.7992530
Longitude6.4023510
AltitudeFrom 568 to 1900 meters
Surface35.83 km²
Population104 inhabitants
Density2 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townDigne-les-Bains (at 73 km, 65 min)Chasteuil at 4.5 km
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-ProvenceLa Palud-sur-Verdon at 5.3 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

A small narrow and winding road has already prepared you to discover Rougon. At a bend, Rougon has emerged, nestled under a huge rocky outcrop crowned by the remains of a medieval castle thrown in as a challenge to the vacuum. Alone amidst a setting stripped, peaceful village, with views to Rougon unchallenged over the Grand Canyon du Verdon and an exceptional panorama of the surrounding Alps of Haute Provence.

The Chapel of St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers, with its porch recalls seventeenth, Rougon that was a thoroughfare for centuries for pilgrims and travelers, from the Var by the medieval bridge of Tusset thrown on the Verdon and wishing to join the Roman road from the hills, only communication channel between Castellane and Moustiers.

Stroll around and discover Rougon according to its streets and its squares: its fountain, its 'gourgette', its laundry, its houses built in the Renaissance and 17th century the medieval plot, its Town Hall and Campanile, his monument to dead, his gallows (last traces of gas lighting), the Church of Our Lady of the Rock of the 16th century, his oratory. Visit artists' studios.

Looking up, you may come across the magnificent flight of vultures. The association "Vultures in Haute Provence" has indeed reintroduced this great glider brown and white 2.5 meter wingspan Rougon on cliffs in the late 1990s. Today, he enjoys it and reproduce in numbers. The League for the Protection of Birds also watching trips.

Sites are dominated by long north limestone cliff clear the bar of the Catalans, which holds the remains of the first castle Rougon where the view over the Gorges is breathtaking. Beyond, stretches the vast plateau of Suech, crossed by the Roman road. The platform is surrounded by slopes shaped by cereal crops (barley, durum wheat, rye) in 'terraced' and sheep and goat farming. This was once the true 'breadbasket' of Rougon. The whole is now covered by the local flock of sheep. The plateau, the GR4 can reach the village of Castellane Chasteuil then plateau or Praou dominated by Moure Chenier (2100 m).

Side hiking, trail the Lizard has three routes, loop or round-trip. These walks give to discover the magnificent canyon of Verdon, its fauna, flora ... The booklet published by the Discovery Park of Verdon brings to each stop of location information.


SIGHTSEEING

Ruins of medieval castle with stunning views over the Grand Canyon of the Gorges du Verdon.

Belvedere Point Sublime.

Chapelle Saint-Christophe.

Notre Dame.

His small patrimony: laundry, oratories, gourgette.

Location reintroduction of griffon vulture.

Rando: Gorges du Verdon, tray Suech, Mourre of chenier ...

Detailed information
Natural sitesGorges of the Verdon

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Feast of Saint Christopher on the last weekend of July.

Contemporary art exhibition in the church from July 15 to August 15.

Fall in partnership with the neighboring village of La Palud-sur-Verdon in October.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Visit the Gorges du Verdon.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Rafting in the Verdon GorgesSports sensationsFrom 35 € to 70 €Castellane (10.3 km)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon GorgesSports sensationsFrom 33 € to 68 €Castellane (10.9 km)
Internships sculpture, printmaking and drawingCulture and educationFrom 40 € to 280 €Moissac-Bellevue (25 km)
Sculpture and art therapy courseCulture and education50 €Moissac-Bellevue (25 km)

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PHOTOS

Village of RougonVillage of Rougon
 
Town Hall SquareTown Hall Square
ChapelChapel
 
Castle RuinsCastle Ruins
View on the Grand Canyon du VerdonView on the Grand Canyon du Verdon
 
GourgetteGourgette
Expo churchExpo church
 
Automnales: modelsAutomnales: models
Gorges du VerdonGorges du Verdon
 
Gorges du VerdonGorges du Verdon

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WEATHER

Wednesday 23 April
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Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 24 April
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Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 25 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Château de Trigance  
9.7
Trigance
Perched on the hills of a picturesque village close to the Gorges du Verdon, Le Château de Trigance offers a timeless moment. In this 11th century fortress, enjoy gourmet cuisine with...
Located 5.3 km from Rougon43 € per person 
Provençal restaurantHôtel des Gorges du Verdon  
10
La Palud-sur-Verdon
The Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon and gourmet welcome you in an exceptional setting. Overlooking the village and the magnificent scenery of the Alps de Hautes Provence, this house is a...
Located 5.3 km from Rougon33 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsLa Bastide des Prés Jolis    
9.4
Aups
Former residence of the XIX, completely renovated with pool and private parking on one hectare closed. In the picturesque village of Aups, the last before the magnificent Gorges du...
Located 24 km from Rougon95 € the double room 
Mas with 2 bedroomsPigeonnier des banons    
9.9
Puimoisson
In the regional park of Verdon, in the heart of Plateau valensole, fully renovated old pigeon on a large lot of 4 hectares on the hillside, the owners offer a rustic romantic suite...
Located 25 km from RougonFrom 85 € to 100 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsVilla de l'Adrech     NEW
Montagnac-Montpezat
At the heart of the magnificent gorges of Verdon second largest canyon in the world, in a village where the cicadas and reconciliation with nature reign. Our villa surrounded by lavender...
Located 25 km from RougonFrom 72 € to 95 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsGite dans un château en pleine nature  
9.2
Trigance
Holiday set in an old castle, surrounded by nature in the Gorges du Verdon.
Located 4.9 km from RougonFrom 350 € to 400 € per week 
Pavillon for 6 personsVerdon Vacances   NEW
Saint-André-les-Alpes
Flag ground garden aparthotel with heated shared pool. Ground floor: fitted kitchen and dining area, 1 bedroom (. Bed 2 pers), 1 bathroom and separate toilet. Loft with 4 beds in 90....
Located 20 km from RougonFrom 300 € to 665 € per week 
House for 8 personsEcogîte du Bivosque
Montferrat
Marie Paule welcomes you in Montferrat Provence, in his cottage built with green materials (clay, wool, linen, cork) that use renewable energy (solar, wood, air). It will guide you...
Located 21 km from RougonFrom 490 € to 700 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
210 places over 7 haChasteuil-Provence    
9.3
Castellane
Located at the start of the Verdon Gorges, over 2000ft high, our campsite was opened in 1959 by the same family who continous to run it today and who takes pride in providing the latest...
Located 4 km from RougonFrom 16.10 € to 28.20 € per day 
134 places over 4,5 haCamping club le ruou     NEW
Villecroze
Near the Gorges du Verdon, Camping Le Ruou is the ideal base for exploring the highest canyon in Europe and the Var coast. Friendliness, family-friendly, camping on a human scale, natural...
Located 29 km from RougonFrom 18.50 € to 31 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis Hôtel Le Vieil Amandier - Hotel in RougonLogis Hôtel Le Vieil Amandier     
8.1
Trigance
Le Vieil Amandier is located in the village of Trigance, in the heart of the Verdon Nature Reserve. Its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and free on-site parking. The guest...
Located 5.3 km from RougonRoom from 72 €
Château de Trigance - Hotel in RougonChâteau de Trigance     
8.8
Trigance
This medieval castle is set in the Provencal village of Trigance. It offers candle-lit gastronomic meals in its on-site restaurant, which is situated in one of the oldest weapon rooms...
Located 5.3 km from RougonRoom from 135 €
Hotel des Gorges du Verdon - Hotel in RougonHotel des Gorges du Verdon     
7.8
La Palud-sur-Verdon
Boasting an exceptional situation on a top of a hill overlooking the valley, this hotel welcomes you in the heart of the Verdon Grand Canyon. You will enjoy unique view from its beautiful...
Located 5.3 km from RougonRoom from 190 €

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La Bastide du Paradou
Housed in a 16th-century building, this hotel is located in a peaceful area, a 5-minute walk from the centre of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Enjoy access to...
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