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Gorges de la Siagne.jpg
The canyon of the Siagne river
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Departments Alpes-Maritimes, Var
 - left Vallon de Nans, Moucharonne
 - right Siagnole, Biançon
Cities Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Pégomas, La Roquette-sur-Siagne
Source Audibergue mountain
 - location Escragnolles, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 - elevation 1,367 m (4,485 ft)
 - coordinates 43°43′43″N 6°50′15″E / 43.72861°N 6.8375°E / 43.72861; 6.8375
Mouth Mediterranean Sea
 - location Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 - elevation m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 43°31′51″N 6°56′59″E / 43.53083°N 6.94972°E / 43.53083; 6.94972
Length 44.3 km (28 mi)
Basin 556 km² (215 sq mi)
Discharge for Pégomas
 - average 8.75 /s (309 cu ft/s)

The Siagne is a short river that flows through the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments, in southeastern France.


The Siagne river has a length of 44.3 km (28 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 556 km2 (215 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 8.75 cubic metres per second at Pégomas, near Cannes.


The Siagne starts on the south side of the Audibergue mountain, in the commune of Escragnolles, Alpes-Maritimes department, at an elevation of about 1,367 m (4,485 ft). It then flows to the southwest through the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Var. For much of its length, it forms the border between the two departments.

Finally, the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea at the city of Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

The Siagne flows through 2 departments and 13 communes, in one region:

Main tributaries

The main tributaries of the Siagne river are:


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