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A view of Chevilly-Larue at night
A view of Chevilly-Larue at night
Coat of arms of Chevilly-Larue
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Chevilly-Larue
Chevilly-Larue is located in France
Paris and inner ring departments
Chevilly-Larue is located in Île-de-France (region)
Chevilly-Larue (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°45′59″N 2°21′12″E / 48.7663°N 2.3533°E / 48.7663; 2.3533Coordinates: 48°45′59″N 2°21′12″E / 48.7663°N 2.3533°E / 48.7663; 2.3533
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Stéphanie Daumin
4.22 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94021 /94550
Elevation83–94 m (272–308 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chevilly-Larue (French: [ʃəviji.laʁy] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.3 km (5.8 mi) from the center of Paris.


Chevilly-Larue was originally called simply Chevilly. The name Chevilly was recorded for the first time in 829 (in a donation by Eucade, bishop of Paris) as Civiliacum, probably meaning "estate of Civilis", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

On 5 September 1921 the name of the commune officially became Chevilly-Larue in order to distinguish it from the homonymous commune of Chevilly in the Loiret département. Larue was a hamlet located within the commune. Founded at the end of the Hundred Years' War along the small road from L'Haÿ-les-Roses to Fresnes, it was originally called La Ruelle (meaning "the lane", the "alleyway"), later corrupted into La Rue and eventually Larue.


Neighboring communes: L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Fresnes, Rungis, Thiais and Vitry-sur-Seine.


Chevilly-Larue is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Chevilly-Larue is Villejuif – Louis Aragon station on Métro line Paris Métro Line 7. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Villejuif, 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from the town center of Chevilly-Larue.

At the end of 2010, a project was put in discussion as to the extension of Paris Métro Line 14 and implantation of two stations in the commune. This project has also been adopted as part of the Grand Paris Express project; the commune will be served, by 2027, by two metro stations: "MIN porte de Thiais" in the south and "Chevilly Trois Communes" located in L'Haÿ-les-Roses in the north.


Schools in the commune include:[2]

  • Two preschools: Ecole maternelle Jacques-Gilbert Collet and Ecole maternelle Salvador Allende
  • Three primary school groups: Groupe scolaire Pasteur, Groupe scolaire Paul Bert, and Groupe scolaire Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Two junior high schools: Collège Jean Moulin and Collège Liberté
  • One senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée polyvalent Pauline Roland Chevilly-Larue

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Equipements scolaires." Chevilly-Larue. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.

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