Saint-Blaise, Alpes-Maritimes

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Saint-Blaise
Commune
The bell tower of the church
The bell tower of the church
Coat of arms of Saint-Blaise
Coat of arms
Saint-Blaise is located in France
Saint-Blaise
Saint-Blaise
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Saint-Blaise is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Blaise
Saint-Blaise
Coordinates: 43°49′21″N 7°14′18″E / 43.8225°N 7.2383°E / 43.8225; 7.2383Coordinates: 43°49′21″N 7°14′18″E / 43.8225°N 7.2383°E / 43.8225; 7.2383
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementNice
CantonTourrette-Levens
IntercommunalityMétropole Nice Côte d'Azur
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Fabre
Area18.04 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Population (2008)2936
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code06117 /06670
Elevation88–808 m (289–2,651 ft)
(avg. 325 m or 1,066 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.

Saint-Blaise (Occitan: Sant Blai) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département in southeastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962156—    
1968190+21.8%
1975210+10.5%
1982339+61.4%
1990640+88.8%
1999892+39.4%
2008936+4.9%

Tourism[edit]

Saint-Blaise is one of sixteen villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Aspremont, Carros, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Duranus, Èze, Falicon, La Gaude, Lantosque, Levens, La Roquette-sur-Var, Saint-Jeannet, Tourrette-Levens and Utelle.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The route of perched villages" (PDF). Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur. 2013.