Croissy-sur-Seine

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Croissy-sur-Seine
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Croissy-sur-Seine
Coat of arms
Croissy-sur-Seine is located in France
Croissy-sur-Seine
Croissy-sur-Seine
Location within Île-de-France region
Croissy-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Croissy-sur-Seine
Croissy-sur-Seine
Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 2°08′36″E / 48.8783°N 02.1433°E / 48.8783; 02.1433Coordinates: 48°52′42″N 2°08′36″E / 48.8783°N 02.1433°E / 48.8783; 02.1433
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Chatou
Intercommunality CA Saint Germain Boucles Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Roger Davin
Area1 3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,325
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78190 /78290
Elevation 19–34 m (62–112 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Croissy-sur-Seine is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is a small but very affluent suburban town on the western outskirts of Paris. Many French noble families live or used to live here, as well as artists. Also affluent expatriates can afford Croissy as residence place and choose it due to the presence of the prestigious British School of Paris, which is among the 5 best international schools in the world. The French journalist and drama critic Louis Ganderax (1855–1940) died in the commune.

Croissy was Russia's base camp for Euro 2016, which ran from June 10 to July 10, 2016.

Geography[edit]

Croissy is located on a loop of the river Seine, which forms its eastern, southern, and western boundaries. Croissy's landward neighbours are Chatou, Le Vesinet, and Le Pecq.

  • Area: 3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi)
  • Average altitude: 26 m

Features[edit]

The "centre-ville" provides a reasonable number of shops from bakeries to banks. An active morning market takes place on Fridays and Sundays.

There are several parks, some situated on the islands in the Seine. The commune is home to the 13th century chapel of St Leonard, situated near the banks of the Seine.

Transport[edit]

In good traffic conditions, the centre of Paris is 20 minutes from Croissy; in daily commuting conditions it will take one hour.

Croissy is not directly served by rail transportation since the commune wants to keep the area residential. The nearest RER station is Chatou-Croissy (on the RER A line St Germain branch). The nearest SNCF service is at Bougival

Education[edit]

Public schools in the commune include:[1]

Preschools:

  • Écoles maternelle Les Cerisiers
  • Écoles maternelle Jean Moulin

Elementary schools:

  • École primaire Jules Verne
  • École primaire Leclerc

There is one public junior high school, Collège public Jean Moulin.[1]

British School of Paris, a private school founded by Mary Cosyn, is in this commune.

Nearby private schools:[1]

  • École et collège Sainte-Thérèse (Bougival)
  • École primaire Jeanne d'Arc Notre Dame (Chatou)
  • Ecole Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc (Le Vésinet)
  • Le Bon Sauveur (Le Vésinet) - preschool through senior high school/sixth form college

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Etablissements scolaires." Croissy-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 1, 2016.

External links[edit]



British School of Paris

www.britishschool.fr

Top international schools http://www.prycewarner.com/blog/2011/07/top-ten-international-schools/