Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Verdon - Pop.: 100 inh.
On route D952 which links Moustiers Ste. Marie (30km.) to Castellane.
Hanging on to a rocky peak rising out of stony ground and lavender bushes, the village of Rougon overlooks the entrance to the grand canyon of the Verdon gorges.
Situated a bit away from the main road D952, going through Point Sublime, Rougon offers a peaceful setting far from the smoke and noise of the big cities.
It is a typical little Provençal village complete with narrow streets and houses built in traditional materials.
From the ruins of its castle, there is a wonderful view of the Point Sublime which truly deserves its name.
What to see:
Huguenot church. Chapelle St. Christophe.
Medieval castle ruins.
Hiking (le GR 4 goes through the village).
Visits of the Verdon gorges.
Local festival the last Sunday in July.
Bed and breakfast.
Furnished holiday rentals. Gites.