Saint-Paul-de-Vence

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Saint-Paul
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is located in France
Saint-Paul
Coordinates: 43°41′50″N 7°07′23″E / 43.6972°N 7.1231°E / 43.6972; 7.1231Coordinates: 43°41′50″N 7°07′23″E / 43.6972°N 7.1231°E / 43.6972; 7.1231
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementGrasse
CantonCagnes-sur-Mer-Ouest
IntercommunalitySophia Antipolis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)René Buron
Area
 • Land17.26 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population23,477
 • Population2 Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code06128 / 06570
Elevation39–355 m (128–1,165 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.
 
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Saint-Paul
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is located in France
Saint-Paul
Coordinates: 43°41′50″N 7°07′23″E / 43.6972°N 7.1231°E / 43.6972; 7.1231Coordinates: 43°41′50″N 7°07′23″E / 43.6972°N 7.1231°E / 43.6972; 7.1231
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementGrasse
CantonCagnes-sur-Mer-Ouest
IntercommunalitySophia Antipolis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)René Buron
Area
 • Land17.26 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population23,477
 • Population2 Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code06128 / 06570
Elevation39–355 m (128–1,165 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

Saint-Paul or Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght which is located nearby.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.  ±%  
19621,416—    
19681,570+10.9%
19751,917+22.1%
19822,542+32.6%
19902,903+14.2%
19992,847−1.9%
20083,477+22.1%

Personalities[edit]

Saint-Paul de Vence has long been a haven of the famous. During the 1960s, it was frequented by French actors Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Lino Ventura, and poet Jacques Prévert.

Saint-Paul is also well known for the artists who have lived there, such as Marc Chagall, Samivel and more recently the couple Bernard-Henri Lévy and Arielle Dombasle.[2] Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has a home there.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonely Planet; Emilie Filou; Alexis Averbuck; John A Vlahides (1 December 2012). Lonely Planet Provence & the Cote d'Azur. Lonely Planet. pp. 560–. ISBN 978-1-74321-376-6. 
  2. ^ Buck, Joan Juliet (January 2003). "France’s Prophet Provocateur". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  3. ^ James Baldwin Now, ed. McBride, 325

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