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The basilica of Saint Mathurin
The basilica of Saint Mathurin
Larchant is located in France
Coordinates: 48°17′06″N 2°35′51″E / 48.285°N 2.5975°E / 48.285; 2.5975Coordinates: 48°17′06″N 2°35′51″E / 48.285°N 2.5975°E / 48.285; 2.5975
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Fontainebleau
Canton Nemours
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Mevel
Area1 29.24 km2 (11.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 734
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 77244 /77760
Elevation 62–141 m (203–463 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.

Larchant is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region.


Inhabitants are called Liricantois.


Larchant has a cathedral that has served as the center of the cult of Saint Maturin.

A landscape oil painting by Balthus dating from 1939 is a panoramic view of the village centered on the basilica.[1]

in her 1980 novel The Boy Who Followed Ripley, Patricia Highsmith described the town. as a "quiet village" where "[t]he little private houses, all close together in cobble-stoned lanes, looked like illustrations from children's books, cottages almost too small for man and wife to live in".[2]

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  1. ^ Rewald, Sabine (1984). Balthus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 96–7. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Highsmith, Patricia (1980). The Boy who Followed Ripley. Lippincott & Crowell. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 

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