Cascades du Sautadet - Provence Beyond
This large stretch of flat rocks produces low, but interesting waterfalls.
The cascades are located just beside the lovely little village of La Roque-sur-Cèze, just northwest of Bagnols-sur-Cèze and about 40 km from Orange.
From the medieval village of La Roque-sur-Cèze on the west side of the river, the Sautadet Cascades are across the narrow 12th-century stone bridge with its 12 arches, then south beside the river for 500 meters. It's a 10-minute walk from the parking area below the village to the cascades.
During the summer, parking at La Roque-sur-Cèze non-free. You can drive to the cascades area, but parking is limited along the country road.
In the high-water season of Spring, the cascades are impressive for the amount and force of the water passing through. But it's also interesting in the dryer time of the year when the deeply eroded rocks are more visible.
Some of our photos were taken in March, 2014 when the water was very high and fast flowing. (The area had actually flooded a couple of months before. An earlier set of photos were taken in October, 2013 when the water was very low.
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