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City hall
City hall
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 49°00′34″N 2°23′28″E / 49.0094°N 2.3911°E / 49.0094; 2.3911Coordinates: 49°00′34″N 2°23′28″E / 49.0094°N 2.3911°E / 49.0094; 2.3911
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Villiers-le-Bel
Intercommunality Val de France
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Didier Vaillant
Area1 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 27,361
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95680 / 95400
Elevation 64–147 m (210–482 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

Villiers-le-Bel is a commune in the French department of Val-d'Oise, in the northern suburbs of Paris. It is located 17.4 km (10.8 mi) from the center of Paris.


Villiers-le-Bel is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER. The closest station to Villiers-le-Bel is Villiers-le-Bel – Gonesse – Arnouville station on Paris RER line D. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Arnouville-lès-Gonesse, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the town center of Villiers-le-Bel.


Neighboring communes[edit]

2007 riots[edit]

On the night of 25 November 2007, gangs attacked a police station in Villiers-le-Bel, torched cars, and vandalized stores. The violence was prompted by the deaths of two adolescents after a crash between their motorbike and a police patrol car at an intersection. The disturbances spread to neighbouring towns on the night of 26 November. 82 police officers were injured, four of them seriously, by shotgun blasts. [1]


Villiers le Bel is also home to many of France's top rappers such as Armaguedon, kazkami, Arsenik, K.ommando Toxik, 113 and Sentinel, Sboko, Makiavelik,R D'elite, and CH3.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ariane Bernard, International Herald Tribune. ""Second night of violence in Paris suburb"". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 

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