La Bave and the Quai des Récollets
|Intercommunality||Pays de Saint-Céré|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Pierre Destic|
|Area1||11.33 km2 (4.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||46251 / 46400|
|Elevation||141–523 m (463–1,716 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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-Céré is a commune of 3, 540 people (as of 2006) situated in the Lot valley (Department 46) in the Lot. The commune includes within its borders the castle of St-Laurent-Les-Tours, where the artist Jean Lurçat lived and worked for many years, and from which he operated a secret radio for the French Resistance. The castle still houses a collection of his works.
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