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Six-Fours-les-Plages (Occitan: Sièis Forns lei Plaias, Sièis Four in provençal), is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Inhabitants of Six-Fours-les-Plages refer to themselves as "Six-Fournais".

Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours (and Sanary on the left) seen from Cap Nègre
Six-Fours (and Sanary on the left) seen from Cap Nègre
Location of Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages is located in France
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Six-Fours-les-Plages
Coordinates: 43°06′03″N 5°49′12″E / 43.1009°N 05.82°E / 43.1009; 05.82Coordinates: 43°06′03″N 5°49′12″E / 43.1009°N 05.82°E / 43.1009; 05.82
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVar
ArrondissementToulon
CantonLa Seyne-sur-Mer-2
IntercommunalityMétropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Sébastien Vialatte
Area
1
26.58 km2 (10.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
33,904
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
83129 /83140
Elevation0–352 m (0–1,155 ft)
(avg. 234 m or 768 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is located in the Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée, and is southwest of the main city of Toulon.

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The city offers several points of interest. The fort on the hill that dominates the city neighbours an eleventh-century chapel, St Peter "collégiale". There are also nice beaches from the very popular "brutal beach", famous for windsurfing to the secret cove in the Sicié massif. The Île des Embiez is the site of an oceanographic research centre, and the smaller Île Gaou is where concerts are organised every summer.

Notable people from Six-Fours-les-PlagesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "PIP breast implant boss Jean-Claude Mas faces charges". bbc.co.uk. BBC. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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