Vis (river)

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Vis aval foux.jpg
The Vis River.
Origin Cévennes
Mouth Hérault River
43°56′22″N 3°41′23″E / 43.93944°N 3.68972°E / 43.93944; 3.68972 (Hérault-Vis)Coordinates: 43°56′22″N 3°41′23″E / 43.93944°N 3.68972°E / 43.93944; 3.68972 (Hérault-Vis)
Basin countries France
Length 57.9 km
Avg. discharge 10 m³/s
Basin area 332 km²
St Laurent le Minier

The Vis is a 57.9 km long river in south-central France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon région, right tributary of the Hérault River. Its source is in the Cévennes, near the village of Alzon. It flows between the Causse du Larzac and the Causse de Blandas into the Hérault département and the Gard département. The Vis flows into the Hérault River near Ganges.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name "Vis" derives from the old Proto-Indo-European root "Vir" which means "river", and which can be found in the name of many rivers in France such as the Vire River.

Towns along the river[edit]

The Vis flows through the following communes :

Hydrology and water quality[edit]

The Vis takes its source on the Saint-Guiral mount.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Vis river on Trekearth