Below the village, at the foot of the slope, lies the agricultural area of Marcoux, extended to the north by that of Brusquet. This vast plain, made up of alluvial deposits from the Bléone river, is crossed by the Bouinenc mountain torrent. Despite numerous protective structures upstream, this mountain torrent remains a danger in periods of high flooding.
Until the Quaternary period, it flowed along the Mardaric before flowing into the Bléone river.
This agricultural land has probably been cultivated since ancient times and even before the Roman conquest.
In the vicinity of the Saint-Martin Estate, the discovery of numerous Gallo-Roman remains from the 3rd century suggests this.
In the 19th century, a large part of the land was given over to the cultivation of fruit trees: plum and quince trees in particular.
Today, even if the agricultural land is retreating to make way for construction development, lowland crops (corn, cereals, fodder, oilseeds) have continued to be developed alongside cattle breeding.