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Gorges de la Meouge, near Sisteron

A large limestone canyon great for hiking and swimming

The Méaouge canyon is classed as a biological reserve thanks to its diverse flora and fauna, some of which come from as far away as north Africa and Iberia. 

There are a multitude of walking trails around the canyon and its also renowned as a great place to come for a swim. 

There is a well preserved Roman bridge with three arches still standing and next to it is a popular swimming spot. In spring time you're allowed to kayak down the river too.  Paragliding and hang-gliding are also popular here, thanks to the dramatic views on offer. 

Worth knowing

The canyon has been classed as a Natura 2000 site for biodiversity. 

Map of the surrounding area