A small village lost in the distance

Rougon, a small village lost in the distance

Are you planning to visit the Gorges du Verdon? When you are in the Provence Alpes Côte d& Azur region, in the Alpes de Haute Provence department, take a tour of Rougon. A picturesque little village, remnants of an exciting past, modern-looking buildings and water sports activities await you. Rougon is the place to be.

Rougon, a town rich in history

The holiday village was built in the 9th century. The locality appears in the charters in the year 814. After the era, the abbey of Saint-Victor de Marseille used the village to build a parish. The Templars also built the Prieuré Saint-Maxime, now in ruins..

One of the perched villages of the Paca region experienced a crisis when Queen Jeanne I died. The lord of Rougon then rallied to the Angevins. The Revolution and the Empire upset the taxation in the village. A general property tax, proportional to the value of the goods, was required.

The village in the Hautes-Alpes department built its first school for boys in 1863. The girls will be able to access a school after the Ferry laws..

A provençal commune with exceptional charms

The commune is adorned with old houses and village houses. Stroll along the narrow, sloping streets and contemplate the ancient medieval structures.

Rougon has a number of unique features. A village dotted with lush vegetation.

The village Rougon is perched at an altitude of 930m. It is nestled on a peron that serves as a pass, near the Verdon gorges. The commune has 980 ha of woods and forests, an area that occupies more than 27% of its surface. This is why it occupies the role of green lung of the Alpes de Haut Provence.

The commune is located in the heart of the Verdon valley.

The commune is located in the protection area of the Haute-Provence Geological Reserve. It shelters tithonic fossils and Jurassic limestones which led to the karstic formations.

Under a climate of high humidity, the area is very humid.

In the Mediterranean climate, enjoy nature walks in the lavender fields, olive trees and mimosas that make up its wildlife. The village overlooks the sublime point and offers you a breathtaking panoramic view. Admire the sumptuousness of the beautiful setting of Point Sublime. The castle is located on the hillside. The highest point is the Mourre de Chanier which is 1,930 m, in the Montdenier massif.

The outdoor activities in Rougon.

The village's strategic location at altitude is conducive to a multitude of activities. It offers a breathtaking view of the Samson Couloir.

Spending weekends in Rougon is like enjoying the banks of the Verdon. Let yourself be lulled by the song of the banks. Take a family hike or mountain bike ride and watch the vultures flying overhead. Take a stroll along the discovery trails of the L'Aquila. The routes lead to the grand canyon of the Verdon natural park.

Canyoning, climbing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, paddling, and swimming will make up your day in the regional park. At the end of a day of water activities, stop off at the camping at the Gorges du Verdon, in the gîtes, the air-conditioned guest rooms or the chalet. Make your reservation for a holiday rental or seasonal rental without delay.

You can also contact us for more information. You can even move in immediately by buying a house for sale.

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Sainte Croix
Plateau de 
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Les Basses
Sainte Marie
Esparron de verdon Castellane Palud sur Verdon Le lac d'Esparron
Lac de Castillon Les Salles sur Verdon Le couloir de Samson Quinson
Riez Rougon Saint Jurs Quinson