Verrières-le-Buisson

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Verrières-le-Buisson
Coat of arms of Verrières-le-Buisson
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°44′47″N 2°16′03″E / 48.7464°N 2.2674°E / 48.7464; 2.2674Coordinates: 48°44′47″N 2°16′03″E / 48.7464°N 2.2674°E / 48.7464; 2.2674
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Bièvres
Intercommunality Hauts de Bièvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Mantienne
Area1 9.91 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 16,042
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91645 / 91370
Elevation 52–174 m (171–571 ft)
(avg. 64 m or 210 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.
part of Rue St Etienne D'Orves, the main street

Verrières-le-Buisson (pronounced: [vɛʁ.jɛːʁ lə bɥi.sɔ̃]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is 13.3 km (8.3 mi) from the centre of Paris, in the Essonne department just outside the inner ring of the Île-de-France.

The commune borders the Bièvre River.

Inhabitants of Verrières-le-Buisson are known as Verriérois.

History[edit]

pigeon cote (colombier), a remnant of the village surrounded by 20 large houses,[1] now surrounded by apartment blocks

The "Villa Vedrarias", was given by Childebert I in 543 to the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It is the first written mention of Verrières. The current name appears during the 16th century.

Under the reign of Louis XIV, who enjoyed hunting in the Verrières forest, the term "Le Buisson" was added. This is reflected in the coat of arms, which bears an oak, along with the arms of Saint-Germain. External ornaments include two beavers (bievers in Old French) symbolizing the Bièvre River.

Twin towns[edit]

village green

Points of interest[edit]

Economy[edit]

Kroll Ontrack has an office in the commune.[2]

Transport[edit]

Verrières-le-Buisson is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Verrières-le-Buisson is Massy-Verrières station, an interchange station on Paris RER line B and RER line C. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Massy, 1.4 km (0.87 mi) from the town center of Verrières-le-Buisson.

Verrières is linked by the Coulée Verte cycleway to the centre of Paris, Sceaux and Massy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourism Office historic houses page
  2. ^ "Office Locations." Kroll Inc. Retrieved on 14 August 2011. "Paris (Kroll Ontrack) 2, impasse de la Noisette 91371 Verriéres-le-Buisson, Cedex 413 France"

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