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The village seen from the chapel of Saint-Roch
The village seen from the chapel of Saint-Roch
Coat of arms of Peille
Coat of arms
Peille is located in France
Location within Provence-A.-C.d'A. region
Peille is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°48′11″N 7°24′09″E / 43.8031°N 07.4025°E / 43.8031; 07.4025Coordinates: 43°48′11″N 7°24′09″E / 43.8031°N 07.4025°E / 43.8031; 07.4025
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Canton Contes
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Stéphane Sainsaulieu
Area1 43.16 km2 (16.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,289
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06091 /06440
Elevation 190–1,268 m (623–4,160 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.

Peille (Occitan: Pelha) is a commune perched on a rock between Monaco and Menton in the Alpes Maritimes department in southeastern France.

It overlooks the River Peillon. Higher still than the village are the ruins of a château dating from the thirteenth century.

Peille includes the quartiers of La Grave de Peille, where the cement works of VICAT is located, Paravieille, Gaudissart, St. Martin de Peille, La Paran, Les Lacs, Colletta Soubrana de la Grava, Colletta Soutrana de la Grava.

Peille borders Blausasc, Peillon, and La Turbie.

It is thought the area was once home to a little-known Ligurian tribe the Oratelli of Peille[1] Today the village is notable for its narrow streets, small squares, and architecture dating to the Medieval period.[2] Examples of this architecture include the remnants of the village fortifications, the 14th century courthouse known as the "Palais des Consuls". On the very edge of the cliff face is a large building known as the "Palais des Lascaris" this too dates from the fourteenth century. The village has a twelfth-century church in the Romanesque style with ancient frescos decorating its interior.


The inhabitants are called either Peillois or Peillasques.

Historical population

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  1. ^ About the Principality of Monaco
  2. ^ Peille

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