The Albert-Legris crossroads, in the heart of the Plateau de Vanves district
Paris and inner ring départements
|Intercommunality||Grand Paris Seine Ouest|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bernard Gauducheau (NC)|
|Area1||1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||92075 / 92170|
|Elevation||35–78 m (115–256 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.
Vanves French pronunciation: [vɑ̃v] is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.6 km (3.5 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe and the tenth in France 
On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Vanves was annexed to Paris, and forms now essentially the neighborhood of Plaisance, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.
On 8 November 1883, about half of the territory of Vanves was detached and became the commune of Malakoff.
Vanves is served by Malakoff – Plateau de Vanves station on Paris Métro Line 13. This station is located at the border between the commune of Vanves and the commune of Malakoff, on the Malakoff side of the border.
- Jacques Jubé, priest, teacher and memoirist, born 1674 at Vanves, died at Paris in 1745
- Pierre Moncorbier, actor, born 1907 at Vanves, died at Issy-les-Moulineaux in 1978
- Gérard Jouannest, pianist and accompanist, born 1933 at Vanves
- Thierry Pfister, journalist, writer, and political figure, born 1945 at Vanves
- Annet Morio de L'Isle, baron and general of the First Empire, born 1779 at Chantelle, died 1828 at Vanves
- Alexandre Chauvelot, land speculator and developer, born 1797 at Paris, died 1861 at Vanves
- Albert Gazier, politician, born 1908 at Valenciennes, died 1997 at Vanves
- Edmond Humeau, poet and member of the Resistance, born 1907 at Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, died 1998 at Vanves
- Sarah Mostrel, writer, musician, and poet, lived in Vanves
- Max Fourestier, physician, lived in Vanves
- Guy Môquet, member of the Resistance and martyr, (1924–1941), lived in Vanves
- Jérôme Rothen, football player, born 1978, lived in Vanves
- Marina Tsvetaeva, exiled Russian poet and writer, (1892–1941), lived in Vanves
- André du Bouchet, poet, (1924–2001), lived in Vanves
- Jean-Marc Laurent, member of the press and radio broadcaster, born 1965, lived in Vanves
- Marie-José Pérec, Olympic track athlete, born 1968, lived in Vanves
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