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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt
Coat of arms
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt is located in France
Coordinates: 48°59′57″N 2°21′28″E / 48.9992°N 2.3578°E / 48.9992; 2.3578Coordinates: 48°59′57″N 2°21′28″E / 48.9992°N 2.3578°E / 48.9992; 2.3578
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Deuil-la-Barre
Intercommunality Plaine Vallée
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Alain Lorand
Area1 6.00 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 14,393
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 95539 /95350
Elevation 60–140 m (200–460 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-Brice-sous-Forêt is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.


In the commune there are four preschools/nurseries, four elementary schools, and one junuor high school with a total of about 1,500 students as of 2016.[1]

Primary schools:[2]

  • Preschools/nurseries: Jean Charron, Alphonse Daudet, Charles Perrault (includes buildings A and B), and Léon Rouvrais
  • Elementary schools: Pierre et Marie Curie, Jules Ferry, Jean de la Fontaine, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Collège de Nézant is the junior high school in the commune. There are two senior high schools/sixth-form colleges in surrounding areas: Lycée Camille Saint-Saëns in Deuil-la-Barre and Lycée Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Montmorency.[3]

Famous residents[edit]

  • The surrealist Paul Éluard lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, and invited several future surrealists to his home including Max Ernst, André Breton and Robert Desnos.
  • American author Edith Wharton lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt from 1919 until her death in 1937. The road she lived on has since been named after her.
Gardens of the Pavilion Colombe, Edith Wharton's villa

Nearby cities[edit]

The commune is bordered on the north by Piscop, which is administratively managed by Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, on the east by Sarcelles, on the south by Groslay, and on the west by Montmorency.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Écoles." Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt. Retrieved on September 14, 2016. "La Ville accueille plus de 1 500 élèves dans ses écoles et propose des activités sur le temps périscolaire."
  2. ^ "Établissements scolaires." Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt. Retrieved on September 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Collèges et lycées." Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt. Retrieved on September 14, 2016.

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