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A general view of Vivès
A general view of Vivès
Coat of arms of Vivès
Coat of arms
Vivès is located in France
Coordinates: 42°31′46″N 2°45′52″E / 42.5294°N 2.7644°E / 42.5294; 2.7644Coordinates: 42°31′46″N 2°45′52″E / 42.5294°N 2.7644°E / 42.5294; 2.7644
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Céret
Canton Vallespir-Albères
Intercommunality Vallespir
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacques Arnaudiès
Area1 11.07 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 174
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66233 /66490
Elevation 114–323 m (374–1,060 ft)
(avg. 228 m or 748 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.

Vivès (Catalan: Vivers) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.


Vivès is located in the canton of Vallespir-Albères and in the arrondissement of Céret.

Map of Vivès and its surrounding communes

Population and society[edit]


Population 1962-2008


The school of Vivès had about 20 children in 1947 and only 8 in 1966, the year it was closed.[1] Since then, the nearest school is in Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts.


The village of Vivès seems to have benefited, at least until the beginning of the twentieth century, from a local family of healers, renowned through the whole department of Pyrénées-Orientales.[2]

There are no doctors nor any pharmacy in Vivès nowadays, the nearest being in Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts.[3] · [4] The nearest clinic is in Céret[5] and the nearest public hospital is in Perpignan.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ De Vivers à Vivès : du 2ème au 3ème millénaire, mémoires d'un village. Vivès: Mairie de Vivès. 1999. 
  2. ^ Fabricio Cardenas (18 November 2014). "Des guérisseurs à Vivès en 1882". Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales (in French). Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Pages Jaunes, Pharmacies near Vivès
  4. ^ Pages Jaunes, Doctors near Vivès
  5. ^ Pages Jaunes, Clinics near Vivès
  6. ^ Pages Jaunes, Hospitals near Vivès