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The village of Rougon

Stop off in Rougon, a Provencal village at altitude

If you are staying in the Gorges du Verdon, do not miss out on discovering Rougon! This charming Provencal village located in altitude will offer you a magnificent panorama of the landscapes of the Alpes de Haute Provence.

Perched at more than 900 meters in height, the village of Rougon overlooks the Sublime Point and the Gorges du Verdon . You will find it a little away from the road along the Gorges du Verdon. After having made a stopover at the Sublime Point, do not hesitate to take the small winding road that leads there… You will not regret this little detour! Far from the hustle and bustle of modern life , this pretty little village has everything to charm you.

To discover: medieval architecture… and vultures!

Built in the 9th century, Rougon is a medieval village which has retained all its character with its old houses and some ruins. Do not miss those of the castle, an important testimony of our history! Two old bridges are also to be noted for their age and their architecture: the Tusset bridge and the Carajuan Bridge.

Pont de Tusset - view from the sky
Starry night - Rougon village - Verdon gorges

Rougon is one of the 46 member municipalities of the Verdon Regional Natural Park . The village can be the starting point for walks and hikes, like the famous Blanc-Martel trail which will lead you to the Verdon river for unforgettable moments.

And above all, don’t forget to look up… Thanks to its high location, Rougon is a very privileged place for bird watching, especially vultures !

The vultures - Princes of Verdon