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La Roque sur Ceze, Provence

Pretty medieval village with waterfalls

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La Roque sur Ceze is a lovely, peaceful medieval village built on top of a hill by the Ceze river.

Nearby are some impressive waterfalls, the Cascade de Sautadet. Swimmning here can be dangerous, but beyond the waterfalls there is a beach where it is much safer to enjoy the river.

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Dominated by the traces of the former castle and its chapel, the village with sloping cobbled streets and its houses, made with creamy stones and curved-tiles cornices, offers a breathtaking view of the Cascades du Sautadet, an exceptional natural site which adds to the attraction of the place.

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The main bridge over the Ceze river was constructed between the XII and XIV century. Accordingly, and for its style, it was made an historical monument in October 1980. Some call it the Pont Charles Martel, although he has no actual direct or indirect link with the history of La Roque sur Cèze.

In September 2002, a major flooding of the Cèze caused heavy damaged to the bridge and restoration work was carried out in spring 2014 to make it part of its original appearance.

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The main attraction of the area is of course the stunning waterfalls of the river Ceze. The Cascades Sautadet are a geological curiosity: huge boulders carved by flowing water which has formed many potholes. A channel deviated water to the mill, and there are still some remains of this to be seen. This channel is now partially used to reduce the strength of the main waterfall. Please note that this site classified as Natural Area is not suitable for swimming.

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The village itself is particularly small, however there is plenty of accommodation in neighbouring towns and villages.

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