Roquebrune-sur-Argens

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Roquebrune-sur-Argens
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Roquebrune-sur-Argens is located in France
Roquebrune-sur-Argens
Roquebrune-sur-Argens
Coordinates: 43°26′N 6°38′E / 43.43°N 6.63°E / 43.43; 6.63Coordinates: 43°26′N 6°38′E / 43.43°N 6.63°E / 43.43; 6.63
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Le Muy
Government
 • Mayor Luc Jousse
Area
 • Land1 106.10 km2 (40.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 11,646
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 83107 / 83520
Elevation 1–373 m (3.3–1,223.8 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.

Roquebrune-sur-Argens is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It lies not far from the cities of Draguignan and Fréjus. It consists of three smaller villages: the village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, La Bouverie and Les Issambres. It is home to the French National Water Ski Training Site.

History[edit]

The history of the oldest part of the village of Roquebrune sur Argens began around 983. However, signs of human beings, known as 'Homo Bouverian', dating from pre-history, were found in caves near La Bouverie.

Economy[edit]

  • Tourism
  • Vineyards and horticulture
  • Harbour (with a maritime link to Saint-Tropez harbour)
  • Two industrial areas
  • National Water Skiing Centre

Places to see[edit]

  • The thousand-year-old village, with many chapels.
  • A 2000-year-old fishpond
  • Local museum of history
  • Le Blavet gorge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Localisation on Var's map