La Roque-sur-Cèze is a commune located in the northeast of the Gard department, in the Occitania region (France).

Exposed to a Mediterranean climate, it is drained by the Cèze, the Rodières stream and various other small streams. The town has a remarkable natural heritage: a Natura 2000 site (“Cèze and its gorges”) and two natural areas of ecological, fauna and flora interest.

La Roque-sur-Cèze is a rural commune which has 177 inhabitants in 2021, after having experienced a population peak of 369 inhabitants in 1806. It is part of the Bagnols-sur-Cèze catchment area. Its inhabitants are called Roquairols or Roquairoles.

Tourism and main attractions

The city is a member of “The most beautiful villages of France” association.

  • The Charles-Martel Bridge, classified as a historic monument.

  • The Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens chapel in La Roque-sur-Cèze. Romanesque style chapel of the old castle. Built during the 12th century (consecration in 1156 by the bishop of Uzès).
  • Saint-Laurent Church of La Roque-sur-Cèze.

  • The Sautadet waterfalls are an exceptional but dangerous site. The “giant pots” are cylindrical cavities dug into the rocky bed of the rivers.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 6 hr 53 min (672 km) via A6 and A7

From Toulouse: 3 hr 56 min (360 km) via A61 and A9

From Marseille: 2 hr 3 min (159 km) via A7

From Nice: 3 hr 36 min (314 km) via A8

From Monaco: 3 hr 53 min (337 km) via A8

From Andorra: 5 hr 46 min (487 km) via A9

From Madrid: 11 hr 2 min (1,067 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 35 hr (3,183 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 16 hr 34 min (1,597 km) via A4

From Istanbul: 27 hr (2,546 km) via A4

From Bern: 5 hr 26 min (515 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 8 km²

Population: 177

Coordinates: 44°11′40″N 4°31′13″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro (€)

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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