Close to the pittoresque village La Roque-sur-Cèze in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France are the Les Cascades du Sautadet (Sautadet Cascades). They are stunning waterfalls and crevasses formed by the river Cèze.
In this article, you will learn how to get there, where you can park your vehicle, and what you can expect from your visit. We also share some things to do in the area nearby.
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How To Get to the Cascades du Sautadet
The Sautadet Cascades are 50 kilometers away from Avignon or a 2 hour-drive from Marseille.
As the Cascades du Sautadet are in a more remote area of Southern France, the best to way to get there is by car. You can book a car with DiscoverCars. You can compare different rental car providers, and they offer the best prices.
Where To Stay
The Sautadet Cascades are next to the town of La Roque-sur-Cèze. The pittoresque village sits atop a hill and you have a nice view over the area.
What You Need to Know when Visiting the Cascades du Sautadet
Parking: Below the village La Roque-sur-Cèze. Therefore, you have to cross the narrow bridge and turn immediately right. Or before crossing the bridge you turn left and follow the road until you see the parking area on the left side.
Toilets are at the parking area.
There are no catering facilities at the Cascades du Sautadet.
Cliff Jumping and swimming at the Sautadet Cascades
The cascades are a perfect place for jumping into the dark water, or climbing (carefully) along the rocks and waterfalls, and for swimming.
The best is to wear these neoprene shoes. Especially in the area with the waterfalls, the rocks have some sharp edges.
We arrived in the evening at La Roque-sur-Cèze and stayed at a parking spot. In the morning we walked to the waterfalls. In the morning it´s pretty quiet here and possible to find a perfect place for the bath towel.
The natural pools in the middle of the waterfalls are awesome. There are perfect sitting areas in the water offering a beautiful view.
The water, especially at the end of the Cascades, is almost black and it’s great to jump into the deeper water.
At the beginning of the cascades the water is clear, and because of the dam, perfect for swimming. I floated along the channel while watching the waterfalls.
The refreshing water comes handy after our tour in the Provence.
We can highly recommend a road trip along the lavender fields.
Along this road trip, you also come to the Verdon Gorge, which is one of the most famous and breathtakingly turquoise gorges in France. We went kayaking in the Verdon Gorge, which was one of the highlights during our trip to Southern France, as well as swimming in the Lac de Sainte-Croix, another hidden gem in the Provence.
Couples, families or solo travelers. We think, everyone will enjoy this natural wonder. At the end of the cascades, it´s the perfect place for families with kids. The water is quieter and mostly shallow. The natural pools in the middle of the waterfalls are inviting to take a seat. Swimming, climbing and cliff jumping: everything is possible here at the Cascades du Sautadet.
To us, it´s one of the most beautiful places in the South of France.
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zuletzt aktualisiert am June 15, 2023