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.
Ruins of medieval castle with stunning views over the Grand Canyon of the Gorges du Verdon.
Belvedere Point Sublime.
His small patrimony: laundry, oratories, gourgette.
Location reintroduction of griffon vulture.
Rando: Gorges du Verdon, tray Suech, Mourre of chenier ...