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The Aigues, Aigue, Aygues or Eygues is a French river, a tributary of the Rhône. It runs through the departments of Drôme, Hautes-Alpes and Vaucluse. Its source is in the Baronnies mountains. It flows through Verclause, Sahune, Nyons, and it flows into the Rhône at Caderousse. It is 113.7 km (70.6 mi) long.[1] Its drainage basin is 1,012 km2 (391 sq mi).[2]

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Aigues near Nyons
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Physical characteristics
 • locationBaronnies
 • location
 • coordinates
44°05′18″N 4°44′13″E / 44.0884°N 4.7369°E / 44.0884; 4.7369Coordinates: 44°05′18″N 4°44′13″E / 44.0884°N 4.7369°E / 44.0884; 4.7369
Length113.7 km (70.6 mi)
Basin size1,012 km2 (391 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionRhôneMediterranean Sea

Several spellings of the name are in use: the French national map service Géoportail shows both "l'Aigues" and "l'Aygues" on maps of the same area near Orange,[3][4] and the village name of Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues preserves another variant.

Among its tributaries is the Lauzon.


  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Aigue (V53-0400)".
  2. ^ Bassin versant : Aygues-Eygues (L'), Observatoire Régional Eau et Milieux Aquatiques en PACA
  3. ^ "Map showing Aigues". Geoportail. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Map showing Aygues". Geoportail. Retrieved 15 October 2015.