|Intercommunality||Pays des Écrins|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Joël Giraud|
|• Land1||64.55 km2 (24.92 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||36/km2 (93/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||05006 / 05120|
|Elevation||945–3,243 m (3,100–10,640 ft)
(avg. 976 m or 3,202 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The town lies on the River Durance, which is used for kayaking, white-water rafting and other water sports. The Argentiere Canoe Slalom Course is in the Durance River south of the town. The town is located on the edge of the Ecrins National Park. There is an SNCF station in the town with trains running to Briancon and Paris. The village has an old silver mine (which is where the name of L'Argentière derived from), which is now opened to tourists.
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