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Gorges de la Nesque

The Gorges de la Nesque is a beautiful gorge, up to 400 metres deep, in the Vaucluse. The Nesque river, which dries up every summer, has dug itself a meandering pathway through the limestone rocks along a length of 17 kilometres. The gorge runs from the village of Monieux to beyond Méthamis.

The D942 road from Monieux to Villes-sur-Auzon meanders along the uninhabited gorge via impressive rock formations and tunnels. At the summit – the Belvédère – you will get some impressive views of the 300-metre-deep gorge and of the rock formation, the Rocher du Cire, that lies directly opposite.

A wonderful experience! Riding under natural bridges shaped by rocks, narrow roads that lead to the most marvellous views… absolutely worth the effort!

The drive along the Gorges de la Nesque makes a fantastic trip by car or motorbike. It is also renowned as one of the most beautiful cycling routes in France, and hikers, too, will be more than satisfied. Prehistoric remains of human habitation (objects made of flint, teeth and bones) have been found in the Gorges de la Nesque.

You will find an Office du Tourisme (Tourist Information Office) in all the places of interest in the area. They have wonderful free leaflets with cycling routes. Be sure to pop in – their information is excellent, and this way you will ensure you don’t miss any of the beauty that the area has to offer.

Cycle racing

For more information about possible cycling routes, please refer to the post Cycling Racing – Gorges de la Nesque.

Bike hire

Should you wish to hire a good bicycle, you will find what you need in Sault, at Albion Cycles.
Tel: 0033 4 90 64 09 32

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