Louveciennes

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Louveciennes
First snow in Louveciennes by Alfred Sisley, 1870
First snow in Louveciennes by Alfred Sisley, 1870
Coat of arms of Louveciennes
Coat of arms
Louveciennes is located in France
Louveciennes
Louveciennes
Coordinates: 48°51′39″N 2°07′02″E / 48.8608°N 2.1172°E / 48.8608; 2.1172Coordinates: 48°51′39″N 2°07′02″E / 48.8608°N 2.1172°E / 48.8608; 2.1172
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Marly-le-Roi
Intercommunality Coteaux de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Vanhollebeke
Area
 • Land1 5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 7,404
 • Population2 density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78350 / 78430
Elevation 80–180 m (260–590 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 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.

Louveciennes is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, between Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and adjacent to Marly-le-Roi.

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Culture[edit]

Louveciennes was frequented by impressionist painters in the 19th century; according to the official site, there are over 120 paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, and Monet depicting Louveciennes.

The composer Camille Saint-Saëns lived in Louveciennes from 1865 to 1870.

Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, the most famous female painter of the 18th century, died in Louveciennes 30 March 1842.

Anaïs Nin was a popular Cuban novelist born in Neuilly, an area in Paris and lived in Louveciennes from 1930 to 1936 at 2 bis, rue Montbuisson. The start of her career as an author started in this very special town.[1]

Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, died in Louveciennes 19 March 1987.

History[edit]

Until 1964, Louveciennes belonged to the former Seine-et-Oise département.

NATO had barracks for SHAPE here from 1959–1967, and the American School of Paris was located nearby from 1959 to 1967.

Economy[edit]

After SHAPE left France, the French government allocated the property to CII, which soon thereafter became part of CII Honeywell Bull. Groupe Bull still has offices in Louveciennes.

Twin towns[edit]

Louveciennes is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.anaisnin.com/archives/petition.html
  2. ^ Le paysage est peint depuis l'actuelle avenue Saint-Martin, face à l'entrée du château de Voisins (derrière la charette). Il s'agit bien sûr du château actuel reconstruit en 1820.

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