Paris and inner ring departments
|Intercommunality||Val de Bièvre|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Vincent Jeanbrun|
|• Land1||3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||7,900/km2 (21,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||94038 /|
|Elevation||45–110 m (148–361 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.
L'Haÿ-les-Roses (pronounced [lai le ʁoz]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.5 km (5.3 mi) from the centre of Paris. L'Haÿ-les-Roses is a sous-préfecture of the Val-de-Marne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.
L'Haÿ-les-Roses owes the second part of its name to a famous rose garden located there.
The commune of L'Haÿ-les-Roses was originally called simply L'Haÿ. The name was recorded for the first time in a charter of Charlemagne in 798 as Laiacum, sometimes also spelt Lagiacum, meaning "estate of Lagius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. The name was later corrupted into Lay, Lahy, and eventually L'Haÿ.
In May 1914 the name of the commune became officially L'Haÿ-les-Roses (meaning "L'Haÿ the roses") in honour of Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, the renowned rose garden created in 1899 by Jules Gravereaux, one of the founders of the Bon Marché department store in Paris.
L'Haÿ-les-Roses is not served by any station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to L'Haÿ-les-Roses is Bourg-la-Reine station on Paris RER line B. This station is located in the neighbouring commune of Bourg-la-Reine, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from the town centre of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.
- Arthur Bernède (1871–1937), playwright and novelist
- Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786–1889), chemist
- Cecile Cinelu (1970), athlete
- Pierre Gandon (1889–1990), illustrator and engraver of postage stamps.
- Marcelle Géniat (1881–1959), actress
- Franck Lagorce (1968), automobile race driver.
- Clémence Poésy (1982), actress
- Alaixys Romao (1984), footballer
- Jean-Marc Rouvière (1958), essayist
L'Haÿ-les-Roses is twinned with:
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