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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt
Coat of arms
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt is located in France
Coordinates: 48°59′57″N 2°21′28″E / 48.9992°N 2.3578°E / 48.9992; 2.3578Coordinates: 48°59′57″N 2°21′28″E / 48.9992°N 2.3578°E / 48.9992; 2.3578
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Écouen
Intercommunality Ouest de la Plaine de France
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Lorand (PR)
Area1 6.00 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 14,069
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95539 / 95350
Elevation 60–140 m (200–460 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-Brice-sous-Forêt is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Famous residents[edit]

  • The surrealist Paul Éluard lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, and invited several future surrealists to his home including Max Ernst, André Breton and Robert Desnos.
  • American author Edith Wharton lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt from 1919 until her death in 1937. The road she lived on has since been named after her.
Gardens of the Pavilion Colombe, Edith Wharton's villa

Nearby cities[edit]

The commune is bordered on the north by Piscop, which is administratively managed by Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, on the east by Sarcelles, on the south by Groslay, and on the west by Montmorency.

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