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Mantes bridge over the Vaucouleurs
Mantes bridge over the Vaucouleurs
Coat of arms of Mantes-la-Ville
Coat of arms
Mantes-la-Ville is located in France
Location within Île-de-France region
Mantes-la-Ville is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°58′30″N 1°42′42″E / 48.975°N 1.7117°E / 48.975; 1.7117Coordinates: 48°58′30″N 1°42′42″E / 48.975°N 1.7117°E / 48.975; 1.7117
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Mantes-la-Jolie
Intercommunality CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise
 • Mayor Cyril Nauth Front National
Area1 6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 18,710
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78362 /78711
Elevation 17–114 m (56–374 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.

Mantes-la-Ville is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris 48.6 km (30.2 mi) from the center.

Mantes-la-Ville is located at the confluence of the Seine and the Vaucouleurs. The Paris–Rouen rail line separates Mantes-la-Ville from the larger commune of Mantes-la-Jolie. The A13 autoroute to Normandy also passes through Mantes-la-Ville.


Inhabitants are called Mantevillois. Approximately one-third of the town’s population is Muslim.[1]


Mantes-la-Ville is the headquarters of two world-renowned makers of wind instruments: Buffet Crampon and Selmer.

Eduard Beaugnier, another saxophone manufacturer, was also based in Mantes until the company closed down in the early 1970s. Beaugnier manufactured saxophones under their own name, and also as "stencils" for other companies under names such as Noblet, Vito and Revere. Though not as well known as the instruments of Henri Selmer, Beaugnier instruments have a good reputation amongst saxophone enthusiasts.[2] Another high-quality saxophone manufacturer based in Mantes was Dolnet, whose factory closed down in the late 1970s.[3]

There is an industrial park on the old site of Cellophane.

Twin towns[edit]


Mantes-la-Ville is served by Mantes – Station, an interchange station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare and Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail lines.


The Mantes-la-Ville Orchestral Ensemble is led by Jean-Luc Fillon


There are 15 communal primary schools.[4] There are also two junior high schools Les Plaisances (opened in 1968) and de la Vaucouleurs (has 615 students as of 2016), and one vocational high school, Lycée Camille Claudel (des métiers de l'accompagnement aux personnes, du commerce et de l'hôtellerie-restauration).[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "France's National Front: From protest to power". The Economist. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
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  4. ^ "Direction des affaires scolaires et de l'enfance." Mantes-la-Ville. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Collèges et lycée de Mantes-la-Ville." Mantes-la-Ville. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.

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