Houilles is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is a northwestern suburb of Paris, located 14.2 km (8.8 mi) from the center of Paris.
Houilles is served by Houilles – Carrières-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.
Until 2000, the command post of French Navy's Ballistic Missile Submarine Force was based at Houilles.
Victor Schoelcher, a French abolitionist writer in the 19th century and the main spokesman for a group from Paris who worked for the abolition of slavery died in Houilles on 25 December 1893.
A nursery school, a street and a statue carry his name. The house in which he died in 1893 is at 26 Avenue Victor Schoelcher. Houilles acquired the house in 2011.
Twin towns – Sister cities
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