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La Mure-Argens

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La Mure (Latin Mura) is a village of about 340 inhabitants. It is located on the left bank of the Issole, to its confluence with the Verdon where the valley widens over vast green areas. The village seems to date mainly eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The main street through the village to the west is marked by a cross that symbolizes the entrance into the village and to the east by a chapel dedicated to St. Joseph.

Halfway between the Verdon Gorges and ski resorts of Val d'Allos, in the lake of Castillon, the village dominates the basin of Saint-Andre and his greenery; its exceptional exhibition at the foot of the mountain Maurel puts sheltered from currents that sweep the valleys of the Issole and Verdon.

The parish church, under the title of Our Lady of Vauvert is located at the end of the village. Lintel dated 1700 suggests the date of construction.

Its bell tower, restored in 1987, catches the eye of the traveler, with its tiles with fall colors, and its newly restored sundial. Its interior, decorated with paintings and statues, offers the visitor a "John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness."

The incorporation of the town of Argens took place in 1973, yet already a widening rich forest heritage. At 1350 m above sea level, the church of Notre Dame de Beaulieu is undoubtedly one of the finest in the country.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Mure-Argens
Postcode04170
Latitude43.9817080 (N 43° 58’ 54”)
Longitude6.5231390 (E 6° 31’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 890m to 2120m
Surface area34.73 km²
Population344 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (34 mi, 52 min)
Insee code04136
IntercommunalityCC Alpes-Provence-Verdon "sources de Lumière"
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
TerritoryAlps, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-André-les-Alpes1.4 mi (4 min)
Moriez3.6 mi (9 min)
Angles5.9 mi (14 min)
Allons6 mi (13 min)
Saint-Julien-du-Verdon6.1 mi (12 min)
Vergons8.3 mi (14 min)
Lambruisse8.9 mi (19 min)
Barrême9.3 mi (16 min)
Thorame-Haute9.9 mi (20 min)
Saint-Jacques10.3 mi (19 min)
Saint-Lions10.6 mi (20 min)
Thorame-Basse11.2 mi (22 min)
Senez13.1 mi (21 min)
Demandolx13.1 mi (32 min)

Things to see and do

The town offers the hiker 5 trails, 3 around the village of La Mure and two near it Argens including a themed trail.

Events and festivities

The association Le Riou organizes throughout the year many events such as dinner dances, lotto, animation for children in February, the fire of Saint John with a musical dinner, the father of the party at June which allows the bread oven to find a festive atmosphere, the Christmas market in December, etc. During the weekend of August 15, the festival committee organizes local festivities which always attract large numbers of visitors.

Photos

La Mure-Argens, village center
La Mure-Argens, village center
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Weather

Wednesday 19 july
Min. 13°C - Max. 26°C
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Thursday 20 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 29°C
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Friday 21 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 32°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rafting in the Verdon gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Castellane (9.3 mi)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations40 € to 70 € Castellane (9.3 mi)
Rafting on the Verdon
Sports sensations40 € to 75 € Castellane (9.5 mi)
Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 70 € Castellane (9.5 mi)
Water hike in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations45 € Rougon (14.7 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sandstone Annot and King's Chamber
HikeEasy2h30Annot (7.2 mi)
Plateau of St. Barnaby
HikeEasy1h00Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (16.2 mi)
Walk in the old center
HikeEasy1h05Digne-les-Bains (16.4 mi)
The Walking Museum
HikeEasy25 minDigne-les-Bains (17.1 mi)
Olive tree path
HikeEasy1h30Estoublon (17.7 mi)

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