Pourcieux

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Pourcieux
The village seen from Mount Aurélien
The village seen from Mount Aurélien
Coat of arms of Pourcieux
Coat of arms
Location of Pourcieux
Pourcieux is located in France
Pourcieux
Pourcieux
Pourcieux is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Pourcieux
Pourcieux
Coordinates: 43°28′12″N 5°47′10″E / 43.4701°N 5.7861°E / 43.4701; 5.7861Coordinates: 43°28′12″N 5°47′10″E / 43.4701°N 5.7861°E / 43.4701; 5.7861
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementBrignoles
CantonSaint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
IntercommunalitySainte Baume – Mont Aurélien
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Raymond Niola
Area
1
21.23 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,588
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83096 /83470
Elevation278–870 m (912–2,854 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The small village provides a typical image of the Provence of Frédéric Mistral, with vine-grower's houses built around a castle, and a town square and fountain shaded by hundred year-old plane trees. Its sunny hillsides sit at the foot of the Monts Auréliens, a short distance from the Montagne Sainte-Victoire made famous by Paul Cézanne.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.