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Livry-Gargan is contiguous to the town of Montfermeil where Cosette, the famous character in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo in 1862, was severely abused and mistreated by the Thénardiers. On 20 May 1869, a part of the territory of Livry-Gargan was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Clichy-sous-Bois and a small part of the territory of Gagny to create the commune of Le Raincy.
Over the centuries, the arms have changed depending on who owned the area. But the modern arms are :
Per pale (Or 2 fesses gules) and (azure, a bend between in chief 3 acorns and in base 2 eagle talons Or); overall an inescutcheon quarterly sable and argent; and on a chief gules, a bunch of grapes slipped and leaved Or between 2 cinquefoils argent.
Livry-Gargan is not served by any station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Livry-Gargan is Sevran – Livry station on Paris RER line B. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Sevran, 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from the town center of Livry-Gargan.