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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  • August 13, 2017
    Magnificent gorges, for lovers of rivers. Translucent waters, forest on the edge for a little shade. Little room to Park, get there early or late.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Very nice place, quaint. It is very pleasant to swim when it's hot. The frame is original and you can walk on foot.
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  • August 5, 2017
    We visited the Gorge by the trail on the right bank. Very nice ride with a lot of area shaded, but little maintained trail and dangerous passage in the crossing between Antonaves and the Roman bridge with risk of falls of several tens of meters. (Otherwise there are several routes to make loops from the Roman bridge. Loops from 1 to 2 hours or much longer if you want to back up all of the Gorges.
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  • November 22, 2016
    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.
  • August 12, 2016
    Busy during French Holidays but an amazing place and water oddly quite warm.
  • June 6, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful there is a castle at the top
  • July 25, 2013
    Sublime !
  • August 10, 2017
    A number of beautiful beaches, which are likely to attract children, are here in scenic area. If you come early, can secure the best place and is also a car park for the camper. There are two car parks at the distance of about 300 meters.
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