Panorama of Saint-Paul-de-Vence from the path of St. Clare in August 2012

Coat of arms

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
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Cagnes-sur-Mer-Ouest
Intercommunality Sophia Antipolis
  Mayor (20082014) René Buron
Area1 7.26 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,477
  Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06128 / 06570
Elevation 39–355 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 (in Occitan: Sant Pau) 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]


Historical population

Notable people

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 Jacques Raverat, Gwen Raverat and Marc Chagall and more recently the couple Bernard-Henri Lévy and Arielle Dombasle.[2] Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has a home there. American writer James Baldwin died there in 1987.[3] British actor Donald Pleasence died there in 1995.

Miami FC Soccer Player Vincenzo Rennella was born in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. [4]

See also


  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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