Vallauris (French pronunciation: ​[valoʁis][2]) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is located in the metropolitan area, and is today effectively an extension of the town of Antibes, bordering it on its west side. The seaside town Golfe-Juan is a part of the commune of Vallauris.

Vallauris
Golfe-Juan
Golfe-Juan
Coat of arms of Vallauris
Location of Vallauris
Vallauris is located in France
Vallauris
Vallauris
Vallauris is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Vallauris
Vallauris
Coordinates: 43°34′50″N 7°03′14″E / 43.5805°N 7.0538°E / 43.5805; 7.0538Coordinates: 43°34′50″N 7°03′14″E / 43.5805°N 7.0538°E / 43.5805; 7.0538
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
ArrondissementGrasse
CantonAntibes-1
IntercommunalityCA Sophia Antipolis
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Kevin Luciano
Area
1
13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
27,072
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
06155 /06221
Elevation0–285 m (0–935 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
A road sign of Vallauris in both French and Nissart (Provençal dialect)[3]

Picasso and VallaurisEdit

In 1948 Picasso came to live in Vallauris, where he stayed until 1955. During his time in the town, he created a great many sculptures and paintings including his mural War and Peace, one of the major artworks of the period. He also developed a fascination for the techniques of ceramics and linocuts.

A freeman of the town, Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of the Vallauris pottery industry in the 1950s, this legendary golden age when everyone was a potter, including famous ceramicists Roger Capron and Charles Voltz. Many inhabitants still evoke his presence and that of his contemporaries (Françoise Gilot and her children Claude and Paloma, then Jacqueline Roque, his last partner whom he married amid the greatest secrecy at Vallauris town hall in 1961), the bullfights, exhibitions and visits by all kinds of famous people.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,479—    
1800 1,446−0.32%
1806 1,527+0.91%
1821 1,746+0.90%
1831 2,060+1.67%
1836 2,065+0.05%
1841 2,031−0.33%
1846 2,482+4.09%
1851 2,577+0.75%
1856 2,584+0.05%
1861 2,810+1.69%
1866 3,016+1.42%
1872 3,273+1.37%
1876 3,666+2.88%
1881 3,942+1.46%
1886 4,928+4.57%
1891 6,058+4.22%
1896 6,247+0.62%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 6,729+1.50%
1906 7,433+2.01%
1911 8,030+1.56%
1921 5,935−2.98%
1926 10,156+11.34%
1931 10,267+0.22%
1936 10,554+0.55%
1946 8,244−2.44%
1954 10,040+2.49%
1962 10,774+0.89%
1968 12,880+3.02%
1975 17,182+4.20%
1982 21,205+3.05%
1990 24,325+1.73%
1999 25,773+0.64%
2007 30,645+2.19%
2012 26,595−2.80%
2017 26,672+0.06%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Vallauris is twinned with:[6]

See alsoEdit

Communes of the Alpes-Maritimes department

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Midi en France. "Vallauris Golfe-Juan, entre terre et mer". Archived from the original on 2021-12-14.
  3. ^ PHOTOS. Antibes, Cannes, Valbonne... Quel est le nom de votre ville en Provençal (ou en Nissart)? -Nice-matin
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Vallauris, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ "Jumelages". vallauris-golfe-juan.fr (in French). Vallauris. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

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