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This article is about the French commune. For the Cretan village, see Argoules, Chania.

Gardens and Abbey of Valloires

Coordinates: 50°20′36″N 1°50′02″E / 50.3433°N 1.8339°E / 50.3433; 1.8339Coordinates: 50°20′36″N 1°50′02″E / 50.3433°N 1.8339°E / 50.3433; 1.8339

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
 • Mayor Claude Patte
 • Land1 9.45 km2 (3.65 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 335
 • Population2 density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80025 / 80120
Elevation 6–77 m (20–253 ft)
(avg. 67 m or 220 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.

Argoules is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


The commune is situated 23 miles (37 km) north of Abbeville on the D192, on the banks of the Authie River.


Historical population of Argoules
Year 185119541962196819751982199019992006
Population 773736460446560451363335341
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments

Argoules village is next to the Cistercian Abbey of Valloires, founded in the 13th century, then rebuilt in the 18th century. The abbey grounds now contain notable, contemporary gardens (the Jardins de Valloires).

See also



External links

(All French language)

  • Argoules on the website of Quid
  • Position of Argoules on a map of France
  • Map of Argoules on Mapquest
  • Jardins de Valloires on the "Baie de Somme" website
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