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A general view of the village
A general view of the village
Coat of arms of Fox-Amphoux
Coat of arms
Fox-Amphoux is located in France
Coordinates: 43°35′52″N 6°05′37″E / 43.5978°N 6.0936°E / 43.5978; 6.0936Coordinates: 43°35′52″N 6°05′37″E / 43.5978°N 6.0936°E / 43.5978; 6.0936
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Brignoles
Canton Tavernes
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Marion
Area1 40.76 km2 (15.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 421
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 83060 /83670
Elevation 376–691 m (1,234–2,267 ft)
(avg. 540 m or 1,770 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.

Fox-Amphoux is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in south-eastern France.

As with many smaller villages off the beaten track and closer to the coast, the village of Fox-Amphoux lives a quiet life. The old church tower behind the town square offers a magnificent 360-degree view of the valley and the surrounding countryside.

Notable residents[edit]

Paul Barras, president of the Directory and a major figure of the French Revolution, was born in Fox-Amphoux in 1755.[1] Another notable resident was the artist René Lacroix (originally from Nice) who had a gallery in the far end of the village. He exhibited works both in France and abroad; Lacroix's works are in private collections around the world.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richardson, Hubert N. B. (1920). A Dictionary of Napoleon and His Times. London: Cassell & Co. p. 30.