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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Rougon
Insee code04171
AltitudeFrom 568 to 1900 meters
Surface35.83 km²
Population104 inhabitants
Density2 inhabitants/km²


Chief townDigne-les-Bains (at 73 km, 65 min)La Palud-sur-Verdon at 10.5 km (15 min)
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-ProvenceChasteuil at 14.6 km (22 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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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.

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 ...

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Natural sitesGorges of the Verdon


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.


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)
Sculpture, engraving and drawing coursesCulture and educationFrom 40 € to 280 €Moissac-Bellevue (25 km)

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



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Thursday 29 January
Min. -13°C - Max. 2°C
Friday 30 January
Min. -10°C - Max. 0°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. -16°C - Max. -1°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Château de 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
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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House with 5 bedroomsLa Bastide des Prés Jolis    
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    
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 90 € to 110 € the double room 
Villa with 3 bedroomsVilla de l'Adrech  
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 85 € to 110 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsGite dans un château en pleine nature  
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 
Apartment for 2 personsApartment for 2 persons
Studio in a house.
Located 15.4 km from RougonFrom 240 € to 330 € per week 
Pavillon for 6 personsVerdon Vacances
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 

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210 places over 7 haChasteuil-Provence    
Families with children, nature lovers, you dream of friendly holidays in an authentic natural and preserved ? You are in the right place. It is on a 200 hectare property along the river,...
Located 4 km from RougonFrom 14.10 € to 28.50 € per day 
169 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Blimouses     NEW
Located between the Massif de l' Esterel Buttress & the Verdon. At Les Blimouses you find an authentic atmosphere, family in sunny Provence. Ideal starting point to discover natural...
Located 27 km from RougonFrom 16 € to 27 € per day 
134 places over 4,5 haCamping club le ruou  
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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Logis Hôtel Le Vieil Amandier - Hotel in RougonLogis Hôtel Le Vieil Amandier     
Le Vieil Amandier is located in the small village of Trigance, in the heart of the Verdon Nature Reserve. Its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and free on-site parking. The...
Located 5.3 km from Rougon
Château de Trigance - Hotel in RougonChâteau de 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 Rougon
Hotel des Gorges du Verdon - Hotel in RougonHotel des Gorges du Verdon     
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 Rougon

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Séjours & Affaires Manosque Le Moulin Neuf
The Moulin Neuf Séjours & Affaires is centrally located in Manosque, close to main roads and the city centre. It offers modern accommodation and free Wi-Fi...
Château des Magnans
Chateau des Magnans contains 3 buildings and a castle, located in Jausiers in La Vallée de l'Ubaye. It offers free access...
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