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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt
Coat of arms
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt is located in France
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Écouen
Intercommunality Ouest de la Plaine de France
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Lorand (PR)
Area1 6.00 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 14,069
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95539 / 95350
Elevation 60–140 m (200–460 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.

Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Famous residents

  • The surrealist Paul Éluard lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, and invited several future surrealists to his home including Max Ernst, André Breton and Robert Desnos.
  • American author Edith Wharton lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt from 1919 until her death in 1937. The road she lived on has since been named after her.
Gardens of the Pavilion Colombe, Edith Wharton's villa

Nearby cities

The commune is bordered on the north by Piscop, which is administratively managed by Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, on the east by Sarcelles, on the south by Groslay, and on the west by Montmorency.

See also


  • Association of Mayors of the Val d’Oise (French)

External links

  • Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
  • Land use (IAURIF) (English)
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