Pourcieux

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Pourcieux
Commune
The village seen from Mount Aurélien
The village seen from Mount Aurélien
Coat of arms of Pourcieux
Coat of arms
Pourcieux is located in France
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
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
Intercommunality Sainte Baume – Mont Aurélien
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Raymond Niola
Area1 21.23 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,053
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83096 /83470
Elevation 278–870 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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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