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La Bave and the Quai des Récollets
La Bave and the Quai des Récollets
Coat of arms of Saint-Céré
Coat of arms
Saint-Céré is located in France
Coordinates: 44°51′35″N 1°53′30″E / 44.8597°N 1.8917°E / 44.8597; 1.8917Coordinates: 44°51′35″N 1°53′30″E / 44.8597°N 1.8917°E / 44.8597; 1.8917
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Figeac
Canton Saint-Céré
Intercommunality Pays de Saint-Céré
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Destic
Area1 11.33 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,540
 • 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)[1] 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.[2] The castle still houses a collection of his works.

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