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The church of Saint-Laurent and the town hall, in Roure
The church of Saint-Laurent and the town hall, in Roure
Coat of arms of Roure
Coat of arms
Roure is located in France
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée
Intercommunality La Tinée
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Clinchard
Area1 40.3 km2 (15.6 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 210
 • Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06111 / 06420
Elevation 500–2,339 m (1,640–7,674 ft)
(avg. 1,132 m or 3,714 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.

Roure is a commune located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Its inhabitants are called Rourois. It is a medieval village with agro-pastoral architecture.


The village is situated at the entrance of the Tinée Valley, at the edge of the Mercantour National Park, at an elevation of 1100 m. The village is accessible by road from Nice through the RN 202, towards Digne then 2205 RD, the RD 30 and RD 130. Also by path through the GR 5. The village contains five little villages: Rougios, lost in the mountains, Tiecs, la Cerise, Puch and Valabres where there was a priest and a school until 1904.


The first indication of the village dates from 1067 under the name "Rora", derived from the Latin word "robur" which means "oak". Villagers raised and tended cows and goat herds on behalf of their owners and concluded business under a large oak tree. Hence, the origin of the village’s name.



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