Villers-lès-Nancy

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Villers-lès-Nancy
Villers-lès-Nancy is located in France
Villers-lès-Nancy
Villers-lès-Nancy
Coordinates: 48°40′23″N 6°09′17″E / 48.6731°N 6.1547°E / 48.6731; 6.1547Coordinates: 48°40′23″N 6°09′17″E / 48.6731°N 6.1547°E / 48.6731; 6.1547
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Laxou
Intercommunality Grand Nancy
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pascal Jacquemin
Area1 9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 15,694
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 54578 / 54600
Elevation 224–381 m (735–1,250 ft)
(avg. 285 m or 935 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.

Villers-lès-Nancy is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.

Inhabitants are known as Villarois.

Geography[edit]

Villers-lès-Nancy is a suburb on the southwest of Nancy. The commune goes from Nancy to the Haye forest.

It is composed of three quarters :

  • the Mairie-Placieux quarter, which is the closest to Nancy,
  • the Botanique-Village quarter, which goes from the Jardin botanique du Montet to the Brabois plateau,
  • the Clairlieu quarter, in a large opening of the Haye forest, beyond the A 33.

The neighbourhood communes of the Grand Nancy are : Laxou, Nancy and Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy.

Points of interest[edit]

Mayors[edit]

  • François Villard, 1791
  • Jean Claude Charbonnier, 1791
  • François Villard, 1792
  • Dieudonné Pierson, 1794
  • François Villard, 1794
  • Dieudonné Pierson, 1799
  • François Houard, 1816
  • Lefebvre, 1821
  • Jean Claude Clement, 1831
  • François Pierson, 1848
  • Amédée Lefebre de Monjoie, 1871
  • Hubert Simon, 1875
  • Louis Valet, 1888
  • Anatole de Scitivaux de Greische, 1900
  • Louis Porry, 1912
  • Louis Pierson de Brabois, 1915
  • Charles Oudille, 1919
  • Hyppolyte Briot, 1927
  • Albert Cattenoz, 1935
  • Martial Mourot, 1942
  • Maurice Andre, 1944
  • Raymond Villaume, 1945
  • James Moisson, 1947
  • Paul Muller, 1965
  • Jean Bernardaux, 1980
  • Pascal Jacquemin, 2001

Twin towns[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Fête des Vendanges, a wine harvest celebration that occurs at the end of August/beginning of September
  • Faites du solaire, another feast that occurs each year in October

See also[edit]

fête de vendanges qui se déroulr toujours le premier weekend de septembre

External links[edit]

  1. Official website of Villers-lès-Nancy
  2. Nancy spéléodrome, localized on in Villers-lès-Nancy