Place:L'Argentière-la-Bessée, Hautes-Alpes, France

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NameL'Argentière-la-Bessée
Alt namesArgentariasource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 27
L'Argentière-la-Besséesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
L'Argentière-la-Besséesource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeCommune
Coordinates44.783°N 6.55°E
Located inHautes-Alpes, France
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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L'Argentière-la-Bessée is a commune of the Hautes-Alpes department in the Alps in southeastern France.

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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