A general view of the village
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jacques Marion|
|Area1||40.76 km2 (15.74 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
Paul Barras, president of the Directory and a major figure of the French Revolution, was born in Fox-Amphoux in 1755. 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.
- Richardson, Hubert N. B. (1920). A Dictionary of Napoleon and His Times. London: Cassell & Co. p. 30.
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