|Community association||Alpes d'Azur|
|surface||32.54 km 2|
|Residents||211 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||6 inhabitants / km 2|
Rigaud with a flock of sheep in the foreground, taken in 1994
Rigaud is a French commune in the Alpes-Maritimes in the region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Nice and the Canton of Vence . The residents call themselves Rigaudois.
The community is located in the French Maritime Alps . The neighboring municipalities are Beuil in the north, Pierlas , Lieuche and Thiéry in the east, Touët-sur-Var in the south, Puget-Théniers in the southwest and Puget-Rostang in the west. The village is on a high plateau above the valley of the river Cians , a tributary of the Var .
An early mention of the village comes from the 13th century - it was then called "Rigaudum".
- Le Patrimoine des Communes des Alpes-Maritimes . Flohic Editions, Volume 2, Paris 2000, ISBN 2-84234-071-X , pp. 733-735.