|Canton||Matheysine-Trièves ( Chef-lieu )|
|surface||8.33 km 2|
|Residents||4,948 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||594 inhabitants / km 2|
Castle of La Mure
The origin of the name of La Mure is not fully understood. Recent studies lead him back to the pre-Celtic Mor or Mur , which denotes a rocky knoll or a boulder.
The first written mention of La Mure dates from 1050.
During the Seventh Huguenot War , La Mure was besieged in 1580 by the troops of the Duke of Mayenne, Charles II. De Lorraine, duc de Mayenne . The 37-day siege cost the lives of around 1,200 of the former 9,400 inhabitants.
On the morning of March 7th, 1815, Napoléon Bonaparte arrived in the city, where he was given a triumphant reception after leaving exile on Elba on March 1st. From La Mure, Napoléon moved to Laffrey , where he was on the same day on a battalion of King Louis XVIII. met.
For more than a century, the history of La Mure was largely shaped by mining. Around 1806, industrial mining began in the anthracite mines in the area, which was an essential economic factor in the agricultural region.
The last coal mine also closed in 1997.
La Mure has had a town partnership with Marktredwitz in the Fichtelgebirge (Germany) since 1983 . However, the first contacts between the two cities were established as early as 1961: since 1962 there has been an annual student exchange between the Marktredwitz high school and the Lycée in La Mure.
- Pierre Julien Eymard (1811–1868), founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament , was born on February 4, 1811 in La Mure.
- Emmanuel Hostache (1975–2007), French world and European champion in the four-man bobsleigh
- Official website (French)
- Un peu d'histoire - La Mure on lamure.fr (French)