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The church of Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur
The church of Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur
Coat of arms of Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur
Coat of arms
Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur is located in France
Coordinates: 44°39′36″N 6°07′44″E / 44.66°N 6.1289°E / 44.66; 6.1289Coordinates: 44°39′36″N 6°07′44″E / 44.66°N 6.1289°E / 44.66; 6.1289
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Canton Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur
Intercommunality Champsaur
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Pellegrin
Area1 10.04 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 302
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 05147 /05500
Elevation 993–1,842 m (3,258–6,043 ft)
(avg. 1,104 m or 3,622 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-Julien-en-Champsaur is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 299 —    
1968 323 +8.0%
1975 273 −15.5%
1982 258 −5.5%
1990 252 −2.3%
1999 275 +9.1%
2008 302 +9.8%

Notable residents[edit]

Vivian Maier[edit]

Street photographer Vivian Maier lived and photographed in the vicinity of Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur and Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur. While many details of Maier's life remain unknown, she was the daughter of a French mother, Maria Jaussaud, and several times during her childhood she moved between the U.S. and France, living with her mother in the Alpine village of Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur near her mother's relations. In 1935, Vivian and her mother, Maria, were living in Saint-Julien-en-Champsaur and prior to 1940 returned to New York City.

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