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The Arre through Le Vigan.
Country France
Region Occitanie
Departments Gard
Main Communes Avèze, Le Vigan
 - left Coudoulous
City Le Vigan
Source Cévennes
 - location Alzon, Gard, France
 - elevation 750 m (2,461 ft)
 - coordinates 43°57′55″N 3°27′05″E / 43.96528°N 3.45139°E / 43.96528; 3.45139
Confluence Hérault
 - location Saint-André-de-Majencoules, Gard, France
 - elevation 180 m (591 ft)
 - coordinates 43°59′42″N 3°40′33″E / 43.99500°N 3.67583°E / 43.99500; 3.67583
Length 23.6 km (15 mi)
Basin 174 km² (67 sq mi)
Discharge for Le Vigan
 - average 5.30 /s (187 cu ft/s)

The Arre is a river in southeastern France, in the Gard department in the Occitanie region. It is a right tributary of the Hérault river.


The Arre river has a length of 23.6 km (14.7 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 174 km2 (67 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 5.30 m3/s (187 cu ft/s) at Le Vigan in the Gard department.

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Le Vigan


The Arre starts in the commune of Alzon, Gard department in the Cévennes National Park between the places called Roc de Berdu, Boucaret and Case Vieille, at an altitude of about 750 m (2,461 ft). From here, the river flows in general to the east.

The Arre joins, as a right tributary, the Hérault river in the commune Roquedur, near the small town of Pont d'Hérault (commune of Saint-André-de-Majencoules), at an altitude of about 180 m (591 ft).

The river flows through the Gard department, in the Occitanie region, and through a total of 9 communes: Alzon, Arre, Arrigas, Aumessas, Avèze, Bez-et-Esparon, Molières-Cavaillac, Saint-André-de-Majencoules, Le Vigan.

Main tributaries

The only important tributary of the Arre is the Coudoulous, a left tributary 12.6 km (7.8 mi) long.


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