Fox-Amphoux

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Fox-Amphoux
Commune
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
Fox-Amphoux
Fox-Amphoux
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Fox-Amphoux is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Fox-Amphoux
Fox-Amphoux
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 Flayosc
Government
 • 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 perché of Fox-Amphoux lives a quiet life. The old church tower behind the town square offers a 360° panorama of the surrounding countryside including a view of Mont Sainte Victoire to the west. The former hotel in the centre of the village offers bed and breakfast ('chambre d'hotes').

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.

Trees[edit]

A huge nettle tree, or 'micocoulier', Celtis australis, planted in 1550, stands immediately in front of the church. In front of the nettle tree is an old field elm, Ulmus minor (73  cm d.b.h.), which has (<2017) escaped Dutch elm disease.

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References[edit]

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