Puyloubier

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Puyloubier
Foreign Legion invalid home
Foreign Legion invalid home
Coat of arms of Puyloubier
Coat of arms
Location of Puyloubier
Puyloubier is located in France
Puyloubier
Puyloubier
Puyloubier is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Puyloubier
Puyloubier
Coordinates: 43°31′33″N 5°40′12″E / 43.5258°N 5.67°E / 43.5258; 5.67Coordinates: 43°31′33″N 5°40′12″E / 43.5258°N 5.67°E / 43.5258; 5.67
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentBouches-du-Rhône
ArrondissementAix-en-Provence
CantonTrets
IntercommunalityAix-Marseille-Provence
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Frédéric Guiniéri
Area
1
40.85 km2 (15.77 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
1,817
 • Density44/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
13079 /13114
Elevation239–1,007 m (784–3,304 ft)
(avg. 400 m or 1,300 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.

Puyloubier is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

In Puyloubier can be found the Institution des invalides de la Légion étrangère which is a retirement home for former members of the French Foreign Legion.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,024—    
1800970−5.3%
1806780−19.6%
1821884+13.3%
18311,036+17.2%
1836947−8.6%
1841900−5.0%
1846905+0.6%
1851922+1.9%
1856873−5.3%
1861973+11.5%
1866995+2.3%
1872924−7.1%
1876828−10.4%
1881668−19.3%
1886566−15.3%
1891541−4.4%
1896547+1.1%
1901603+10.2%
1906539−10.6%
1911530−1.7%
1921475−10.4%
1926527+10.9%
1931544+3.2%
1936567+4.2%
1946557−1.8%
1954527−5.4%
1962630+19.5%
1968692+9.8%
1975798+15.3%
19821,121+40.5%
19901,317+17.5%
19991,475+12.0%
20061,671+13.3%
20111,845+10.4%
20141,817−1.5%

Personalities linked to the commune[edit]

  • Servin de Puyloubier, hermit and martyr, massacred by the Visigoths.
  • Jacques Rigaud, designer and engraver, born in Puyloubier on 1 May 1680, died in Paris on 10 August 1754.
  • Jean-Baptiste Rigaud, designer and engraver, born in Puyloubier on 17 April 1720, nephew of Jacques Rigaud.
  • Rosalie Margalet, mother of the poet Victor Gélu, costumier, born in Puyloubier on 3 April 1770, died on 7 March 1854.
  • Jean Planque, painter and collector of Swiss art, stayed here between 1948 and 1951.
  • Francis Méano, international footballer, born in Puyloubier on 22 May 1931, died in a car accident near Reims on 26 June 1953.
  • Pierre-Paul Jeanpierre, colonel in the Foreign Légion, killed in combat in 1958 near Guelma (Algeria,) interred in the carré des légionnaires in Puyloubier cemetery.
  • Yvonne Gamy, actress, born Marseille on 10 June 1904, died in Marseille on 10 February 1997, was a longtime resident of Puyloubier.

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