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Coordinates: 48°53′52″N 2°15′11″E / 48.8978°N 2.2531°E / 48.8978; 2.2531
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Courbevoie Municipal Library
Courbevoie Municipal Library
Coat of arms of Courbevoie
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Courbevoie
Courbevoie is located in France
Courbevoie is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°53′52″N 2°15′11″E / 48.8978°N 2.2531°E / 48.8978; 2.2531
CantonCourbevoie-1 and 2
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jacques Kossowski[1]
4.17 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
 • Density20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92026 /92400
Elevation25–56 m (82–184 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Courbevoie (French pronunciation: [kuʁbəvwa] ) is a commune located in the Hauts-de-Seine Department of the Île-de-France region of France. It is a suburb of Paris, 8.2 km (5.1 mi) from the center of Paris. The centre of Courbevoie is situated 2 km (1.2 mi) from the city limits of Paris.

La Défense, a business district hosting the tallest buildings in the Paris metropolitan area, spreads over the southern part of Courbevoie (as well as parts of Puteaux,Nanterre and La Garenne-Colombes).


The name Courbevoie comes from Latin Curva Via and means "curved highway", allegedly in reference to a Roman road from Paris to Normandy that made a sharp turn to climb the hill over which Courbevoie was built.


Courbevoie is divided into two cantons: Canton of Courbevoie-1 and Canton of Courbevoie-2.


A wooden bridge was built crossing the Seine at Courbevoie by order of King Henry IV when in 1606 his royal coach fell into the river while being transported by ferry. Rebuilt in stone during the eighteenth century, this was replaced by a metal bridge in 1946.

The Convent of the Penitents founded in 1658 by Jean-Baptiste Forne was located in Courbevoie until the Revolution of 1789. Also located in the town was the barracks of the Swiss Guard of the monarchy.


Courbevoie is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris-Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Courbevoie and Bécon-les-Bruyères. Courbevoie is also served by Esplanade de La Défense station on Paris Métro Line 1, in the business district of La Défense.

There are also a large number of city buses that come through the bustling La Défense station.

When it comes to air transportation, Courbevoie can be served by Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport as well as Paris-Orly to the south and Beauvais Airport to the north.


Courbevoie has multiple preschools and elementary schools. Junior high schools include:[3]

  • Collège Alfred de Vigny
  • Collège Georges Pompidou
  • Collège Georges Seurat
  • Collège Les Bruyères
  • Collège Les Renardières
  • Collège Sainte Geneviève

Senior high schools include:

Notable people[edit]

Arrival of "la Dorade" at Courbevoie on 14 December 1840, 1867 by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux. Château de Malmaison

International relations[edit]

Courbevoie is twinned with:

Mayors of Courbevoie[edit]



Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,400—    
1800 1,316−0.88%
1806 1,500+2.21%
1821 1,372−0.59%
1831 1,923+3.43%
1836 2,488+5.29%
1841 2,763+2.12%
1846 3,768+6.40%
1851 4,302+2.69%
1856 5,548+5.22%
1861 10,553+13.72%
1866 9,862−1.35%
1872 13,288+5.10%
1876 11,934−2.65%
1881 15,112+4.84%
1886 15,937+1.07%
1891 17,597+2.00%
1896 20,105+2.70%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 25,330+4.73%
1906 31,191+4.25%
1911 38,138+4.10%
1921 46,053+1.90%
1926 48,888+1.20%
1931 54,185+2.08%
1936 58,638+1.59%
1946 55,080−0.62%
1954 59,730+1.02%
1962 59,491−0.05%
1968 58,118−0.39%
1975 54,488−0.92%
1982 59,830+1.35%
1990 65,389+1.12%
1999 69,694+0.71%
2007 84,974+2.51%
2012 86,854+0.44%
2017 81,719−1.21%
Source: EHESS[8] and INSEE (1968–2017)[9]


Place of birth of residents of Courbevoie in 1999
Born in metropolitan France Born outside metropolitan France
80.0% 20.0%
Born in
overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
1.1% 3.8% 3.4% 11.7%
1 This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. A foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.

2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. An immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.


Total S.A. has its head office in the Tour Total in La Défense and in Courbevoie.[10] Areva has its head office in the Tour Areva in Courbevoie.[11] Saint-Gobain also has its head office in Courbevoie.[12]

The headquarters of INPI, the French government office for patents, copyrights, and trademarks, is in Courbevoie.[13]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021" (in French). The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Annuaire des établissements / équipements ." Ville de Courbevoie. Retrieved on February 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Accueil." Lycée Paul Lapie de Courbevoie. Retrieved on June 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Accueil." Lycée Paul Painlevé Courbevoie. Retrieved on June 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "Accueil Archived 2015-06-21 at the Wayback Machine." Collège Les renardières et Lycée Lucie Aubrac. Retrieved on June 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Accueil Archived 2015-06-21 at the Wayback Machine." Groupe scolaire Montalembert. Retrieved on June 21, 2015.
  8. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Courbevoie, EHESS (in French).
  9. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  10. ^ "Total: Main indicators." Reuters. Thursday October 15, 2009. Retrieved on October 19, 2009.
  11. ^ "Legal Notice." Areva. Retrieved on 21 June 2010.
  12. ^ "Legal notice." Saint-Gobain. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  13. ^ Contact us, at INPI official web site

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