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is a commune
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in the Val-d'Oise
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department in Île-de-France
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in northern France
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- The surrealist Paul Éluard
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lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, and invited several future surrealists to his home including Max Ernst
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, André Breton
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and Robert Desnos
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- American author Edith Wharton
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lived in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt from 1919 until her death in 1937. The road she lived on has since been named after her.
is surrounded 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.