Asse (river)

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L'Asse - Bras d'Asse (04).JPG
The Asse at Bras-d'Asse.
Country France
Basin features
Main source Tartonne
1,350 m (4,430 ft)
44°06′09″N 06°22′44″E / 44.10250°N 6.37889°E / 44.10250; 6.37889
River mouth Durance
320 m (1,050 ft)
43°52′28″N 05°52′43″E / 43.87444°N 5.87861°E / 43.87444; 5.87861Coordinates: 43°52′28″N 05°52′43″E / 43.87444°N 5.87861°E / 43.87444; 5.87861
Progression DuranceRhôneMediterranean Sea
Basin size 500 km2 (190 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 75.4 km (46.9 mi)
  • Average rate:
    5 m3/s (180 cu ft/s)

The Asse (Assa in Occitan) is a 75.4-kilometre (46.9 mi) long river in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département, southeastern France. Its source is several small streams which converge at Tartonne, 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of Digne-les-Bains. It flows generally southwest. It is a left tributary of the Durance into which it flows between Valensole and Oraison, 9 kilometres (6 mi) northeast of Manosque.

The Asse is called "Asse de Clumanc" between its source and its confluence with the "Asse de Blieux" and the "Asse de Moriez" at Barrême.

Part of its valley is used by the route Napoléon.

Communes along its course[edit]

This list is ordered from source to mouth: Tartonne, Clumanc, Saint-Lions, Barrême, Chaudon-Norante, Beynes, Entrages, Châteauredon, Mézel, Estoublon, Bras-d'Asse, Saint-Julien-d'Asse, Brunet, Le Castellet, Valensole, Oraison