Cipières

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Cipieres, just 50 minutes drive from the french riviera, 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.


Cipières
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Cipières is located in France
Cipières
Cipières
Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 6°57′21″E / 43.7842°N 6.9558°E / 43.7842; 6.9558Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 6°57′21″E / 43.7842°N 6.9558°E / 43.7842; 6.9558
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Coursegoules
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurence Claisse
Area1 38.15 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 361
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06041 / 06620
Elevation 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.

Cipières is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 128 —    
1968 139 +8.6%
1975 131 −5.8%
1982 179 +36.6%
1990 222 +24.0%
1999 269 +21.2%
2008 361 +34.2%

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