A general view of the village
|Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 6°57′21″E / 43.7842°N 6.9558°ECoordinates: 43°47′03″N 6°57′21″E / 43.7842°N 6.9558°E|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Laurence Claisse|
|Area1||38.15 km2 (14.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||06041 / 06620|
459–1,381 m (1,506–4,531 ft) |
(avg. 780 m or 2,560 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.
Cipieres is about 50 minutes drive from the French Riviera, and is an unspoilt medieval village of around 500 inhabitants. There are two restaurants, a pizzeria and a general store. Sheep are farmed on the surrounding mountain side and a farm sells lamb direct and also makes a renowned goats cheese. There is an annual free rock festival (Ciprock) as well as a homemade kart race through the narrow streets, attracting children as well as some more serious adults.
It enjoys a beautiful climate and has far reaching views across the valley of the wolf to the peak of Mount Cheiron, with the village of Greolieres in the foreground.
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