Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||CA Plaine Vallée|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Muriel Scolan|
|3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
Deuil-la-Barre is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is in the Department of Val d'Oise, the préfecture of Cergy-Pontoise and the sous-préfecture of Sarcelles. It is 13.7 km (8.5 mi) from the centre of Paris. Despite this proximity to the metropolis, Deuil has retained much of the charm of a country village, with orchards and wooded hillsides.
In modern French, the word deuil means mourning. That is not, however, the derivation of this commune's name. The word is in fact Celtic, a combination of divo (God) and ialo (a clearing in a wood.) Historical citations include the toponyms Diogilum (862,) Doguillum, Diogilo (9th century,) and Villam Dueil (1070.)
Originally called simply Deuil in modern times, the name of the commune became officially Deuil-la-Barre on 7 December 1952. Barre here has the sense of a barrier or enclosure.
The demonym is Deuillois.
On 7 August 1850, a part of the territory of Deuil-la-Barre (then called simply Deuil) was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Saint-Gratien, a part of the territory of Soisy-sous-Montmorency, and a part of the territory of Épinay-sur-Seine to create the commune of Enghien-les-Bains.
Deuil-la-Barre is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail network: Gare de Deuil-Montmagny and Gare de La Barre-Ormesson. Trains run from the Gare du Nord to Deuil-Montmagny on the quarter hour, the journey taking 14 minutes.
Municipal school of music
The school at 2, Rue Jean Bouin is called The Cornet School after its founder Maurice Cornet. With a staff of around 30, the school offers a comprehensive education in many musical instruments and music styles. The telephone number is +33 1 39 84 03 64 and the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The municipal library at 38, Rue Soeur Azélie is a meeting place and a place for study, open to the general public. More than 30,000 reference sources are available. Services include loans, internet access, and photocopying. Subscription is free to children and registered students. The telephone number is +33 1 39 84 98 40 and the e-mail address email@example.com.
The town museum was established in 1984 by Michel Bourlet, a local historian. It shares premises with the school of music, both of which occupy the old keeper's lodge of the Château de La Chevrette. After refurbishment in 2012, the museum today presents a permanent exhibition organised around three central themes: religious life, land ownership, and economic/sociological development. The aim is to offer visitors a synoptic view of 2,000 years of significant events in the region's history. The telephone number is +33 1 34 28 66 12.
C2i (Centre d'information et d'initiatives) at 35, Rue Abel Fauveau is a public space dedicated to new technologies. It is an educational resource open to the general public, offering performances, exhibitions and film screenings. Nine computer workstations are available. C2i has something to offer everyone: elementary and high school pupils, college students, seniors, the handicapped, job seekers and associations. It is divided into two multimedia labs, an audiovisual auditorium and a general meeting hall. The telephone number is +33 1 30 10 00 50 and the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deuil-la-Barre has a large hall of festivities on the Rue Schaeffer, which attracts thousands of spectators every year with a notably wide spectrum of activities: concerts, theatre, expositions, and happenings in the life of the township.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Deuil-la-Barre is twinned with:
- Frankfurt, Germany (1967)
- Vác, Hungary (1991)
- Winsford, United Kingdom (1992)
- Lourinhã, Portugal (2009)
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