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Nesque Gorges

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The Gorges de la Nesque cuts through the mountains between the Mont Ventoux to the north and the Plateau de Vaucluse to the south. The small D242 road that follows the gorges has one end at Villes-sur-Auzon to the west and next to Sault to the east.

The small Nesque river runs down through the gorges and valleys from near Sault, where it's at 620 m, to an area between Villes-sur-Auzon and Methamis, where it drops down to about 300 m.


Many large lavender fields can be found at the eastern end of the gorges, near the fortified village of Sault.


• GPS: 44.062199, 5.312582


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The GR9 (Grande Randonnée) crosses the hills east-west, turns north to cross down into the gorge at the Chapelle St. Michel, and then follows along high above the gorges, heading north. This trail goes through the Sault and Aurel forests and on to the Ventoux mountains.

Several other trails follow along different parts of the gorges or through the mountains and forests nearby.

The GR91 or GR91A go into the gorges from Villes-sur-Auzon or Methamis in the west.

The GR4 hiking trail goes into the gorges from the village of Sault in the east.

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