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Golfe-Juan
Golfe-Juan
(Occitan: Lo Gorg Joan, Lo Golfe Joan) is a seaside resort on France's Côte d'Azur. The distinct local character of Golfe-Juan is indicated by the existence of a demonym, "Golfe-Juanais," which is applied to its inhabitants. Overview[edit] Golfe-Juan
Golfe-Juan
belongs to the commune of Vallauris
Vallauris
in the Grasse arrondissement of the Alpes-Maritimes
Alpes-Maritimes
department, which belongs in turn to the Provence-Alpes- Côte d'Azur
Côte d'Azur
region of France. The area is served by the Golfe Juan- Vallauris
Vallauris
railway station. On March 1, 1815, Napoléon Bonaparte
Napoléon Bonaparte
landed at Golfe-Juan
Golfe-Juan
with 600 men, having escaped exile on the island of Elba. His return to Paris, commemorated by the Route Napoléon, and the campaign that led to his ultimate defeat at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
are known as the "Hundred Days". “Golfe Juan” is also the name of a pointillist painting done by Paul Signac
Paul Signac
(1863-1935), a French neo-impressionist, in 1896. Coordinates: 43°34′2.28″N 7°04′27″E / 43.5673000°N 7.07417°E / 43.5673000; 7.07417

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