Cascade du Rouget is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the French Alps and are 90 meters high. The nickname of the waterfall is “Queen of the Alps”.
The river Sales is in springtime a wild river fed by melted water from a mountain range around chalets de Sales. Although the mountain range doesn’t cross the 3.000 meters it is place with a lot of snow that feeds the river Sales.
Cascade du Rouget is in my top 10 of bets waterfalls to visit in France. An extra is that the region of Sixt Fer a Cheval is famous because of the many waterfalls.
Cascade du rouget is easy accessible and lies directly at the road. From Sixt Fer a Cheval drive south over road D29. After 4 kilometers you will see the immense waterfall of Cascade du Rouget at the right side of the road. There is a parking in front of the waterfall.
Upstream of Cascade du Rouget you will find another great twinfall cascade de la Pleureuse/cascade de la Sauffaz. Not very high but of great beauty. When walking further upstream you will see Cascade de Sales, a powerful single drop of 30 meters.
On the way to Cascade du Rouget you drive by a twin waterfall Cascade de Saubaudy/Cascade du Dechargeux. In Sixt Fer a Cheval you can visit a very tall waterfall Cascade de Pissevache (Cirque du Fer a Cheval).