Gorges de la Meouge, Laragne-Monteglin

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The Méouge, is a 39km river in the Rhône-Alpes region of the south of France. It rises in the Drôme near the town of Sederon and crosses into the Hautes-Alpes at Barret-sur-Méouge where it carves the spectacular tourist attraction, the Gorges de la Méouge, through the limestone platform. Near the communities of Chateauneuf-de-Chabre and Antonaves it joins the river Buëch which in turn flows into the Durance and the Rhone.Gorges de la MéougeThe "Gorges de la Méouge" is a 7km long gorge carved by the Méouge though the mesozoic limestone rock of the Hautes-Alpes in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The lime colored gorge has wild shapes, small sandy beaches, huge polished pebbles, water holes and waterfalls. It is famous for swimming. The medieval bridge of Châteauneuf de Chabre is classified as a historical monument. The gorges are also classified Natural Areas of Ecological Interest, Fauna and Flora whose flora and fauna are protected.Municipalities and townships crossedIn both departments of Hautes-Alpes and Drôme, the Méouge passes through eleven communities and two cantons. These include : Barret-de-Lioure, Séderon, Vers-sur-Méouge, Eygalayes, Lachau, Ballons, Salérans, Barret-sur-Méouge, Saint-Pierre-Avez, Châteauneuf-de-Chabre, Antonaves .
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  • Great place, sometimes difficult passages for two cars but the view that there are a few points where it is possible to stop well worth the inconvenience. A review and especially at pace with good shoes, which wasn't our case so far.
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  • We took a hike of 4 h in these gorges and we went on the set. A splendid landscape was visible all along.
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  • Prepare your picnic, it's perfect with extra bathing place. A place very beautiful but unfortunately more and more frequented, so less and less clean... but go early off wkd may be a solution to this problem ;-)
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  • This probably gets really busy in the summer months but off season it's great to just sit here with a book and a picnic and just play around in the water, making your own dams or just relaxing.
  • Busy during French Holidays but an amazing place and water oddly quite warm.
  • Absolutely beautiful there is a castle at the top
  • Sublime !
  • Magnificent. Super Highway, which offers a very nice view. Possibility to picnic at many places in nature and to bathe in season (the water is cool)
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