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A view of the church of Colomars, from the road to Nice
A view of the church of Colomars, from the road to Nice
Coat of arms of Colomars
Coat of arms
Colomars is located in France
Coordinates: 43°45′52″N 7°13′22″E / 43.7644°N 7.2228°E / 43.7644; 7.2228Coordinates: 43°45′52″N 7°13′22″E / 43.7644°N 7.2228°E / 43.7644; 7.2228
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Levens
Intercommunality Nice-Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Isabelle Brès
Area1 6.72 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,226
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06046 / 06670
Elevation 57–402 m (187–1,319 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

Colomars (Nissart: Couloumas) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Inhabitants of Colomars are called Colomarsois. Colomars is a part of the Pays Niçois. The local dialect is Nissart.


Colomars is a residential area, located in a valley between Var to the west and Mont Chauve to the east. There are many pines and olive trees in the centre of the village. The fortress in Colomars was built in 1880 and the Sirole chapel was inaugurated in 1857.


Colomars was founded in 1070 by the monastery of Saint-Pons for the children of Raimbaud de Nice and Rostaing de Gréolièrs. A decree signed on 2 June 1874 by Maréchal de Mac Mahon separated Colomars, Aspremont and Castagniers into three separate villages. The municipality has celebrated 125 years of age on 19 September 1999.


The current mayor of Colomars is Isabelle Brès, since March 2008.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 679 —    
1968 979 +44.2%
1975 1,241 +26.8%
1982 1,714 +38.1%
1990 2,307 +34.6%
1999 2,876 +24.7%
2008 3,226 +12.2%


Colomars is one of thirteen villages grouped together by the Communauté d'agglomération de Nice-Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Aspremont, Castagniers, Coaraze, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, La Roquette, Levens, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet and Tourrette-Levens.[1]

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  1. ^ Booklet The route of perched villages, Communaute Nice Côte d'Azur, 2007

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