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A general view of the village
A general view of the village
Coat of arms of Cipières
Coat of arms
Cipières is located in France
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Cipières is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 6°57′21″E / 43.7842°N 6.9558°E / 43.7842; 6.9558Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 6°57′21″E / 43.7842°N 6.9558°E / 43.7842; 6.9558
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Valbonne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurence Claisse
Area1 38.15 km2 (14.73 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 361
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06041 /06620
Elevation 459–1,381 m (1,506–4,531 ft)
(avg. 780 m or 2,560 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.

Cipières (Occitan: Cipieras) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.

Cipieres is about 50 minutes drive from the French Riviera, and is an unspoilt medieval village of around 500 inhabitants. There are two restaurants, a pizzeria and a general store. Sheep are farmed on the surrounding mountain side and a farm sells lamb direct and also makes a renowned goats cheese. There is an annual free rock festival (Ciprock) as well as a homemade kart race through the narrow streets, attracting children as well as some more serious adults.

It enjoys a beautiful climate and has far reaching views across the valley of the wolf to the peak of Mount Cheiron, with the village of Greolieres in the foreground.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 128 —    
1968 139 +8.6%
1975 131 −5.8%
1982 179 +36.6%
1990 222 +24.0%
1999 269 +21.2%
2008 361 +34.2%

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