Tardes (river)


The suspension bridge over the Tardes, between Budelière and Évaux-les-Bains.
Country France
Main source Basville
720 m (2,360 ft)
45°52′39″N 02°25′06″E / 45.87750°N 2.41833°E / 45.87750; 2.41833 (Primary source of Tardes)
River mouth Cher
290 m (950 ft)
46°14′15″N 02°30′48″E / 46.23750°N 2.51333°E / 46.23750; 2.51333 (Mouth of Tardes)Coordinates: 46°14′15″N 02°30′48″E / 46.23750°N 2.51333°E / 46.23750; 2.51333 (Mouth of Tardes)
Progression CherLoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 972 km2 (375 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 77.3 km (48.0 mi)
  • Average rate:
    9.09 m3/s (321 cu ft/s)

The Tardes (French: la Tardes) is a 77.3 km (48.0 mi) long river in the Creuse département, central France. Its source is at Basville. It flows generally north. It is a left tributary of the Cher into which it flows between Évaux-les-Bains and Budelière.

Its main tributary is the Voueize.

Communes along its course

This list is ordered from source to mouth: Basville, Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq, Crocq, Saint-Pardoux-d'Arnet, La Villetelle, Saint-Avit-de-Tardes, Saint-Silvain-Bellegarde, Lupersat, Champagnat, Saint-Domet, La Serre-Bussière-Vieille, Peyrat-la-Nonière, Saint-Priest, Le Chauchet, Saint-Julien-le-Châtel, Tardes, Lussat, Chambon-sur-Voueize, Évaux-les-Bains, Budelière


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