|Canton||Nogent-sur-Marne and Charenton-le-Pont|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Jacques JP Martin|
|2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||36–99 m (118–325 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Nogent-sur-Marne (French pronunciation: [nɔʒɑ̃ syʁ maʁn]) is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.6 km (6.6 mi) from the centre of Paris. Nogent-sur-Marne is a sous-préfecture of the Val-de-Marne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Nogent-sur-Marne.
Several origins of the name have been proposed:
- Novigentum, "new people", i.e. prisoners brought by the Roman armies.
- Nov. indicates fatty or soaked grounds.
- Novientum which is the Gallic equivalent of medieval French "Villeneuve" or English "Newtown".
In the Middle Ages, several castles were built. Le Château de Plaisance, built in the 13th century, which hosted Charles V and Jeanne de Bourbon in 1375. The only vestige which remains is a house of the current private hospital, 30 rue de Plaisance, as well as the bottom of the enclosing wall of the gardens. Le Château de Beauté-sur-Marne, 14th century, is a royal stay. Cardinal de Richelieu destroyed it in 1626.
In the 17th century, whereas the rural population was made up of a majority of vine growers, the middle-class discovered the charms of the country, and settled in Nogent. Jean-Antoine Watteau lived in Mr. Lefevre's house his last moments and died there in 1721.
The construction of the two railway lines: Paris–Mulhouse and Bastille–La Varenne in the 1850s still accelerated the process. The viaduct, built by Auvergnats and Belgians was destroyed once on 15 September 1870. Italians rebuilt it; an Italian community was established there. Coming, for the majority, from the province of Piacenza, they were from the Valley of Nure or from the south of Tyrol.
Isolated since 1854 by the construction of a viaduct for the Paris–Mulhouse line, the commune of Le Perreux sur Marne is born after a fight of more than 10 years in 1887. On 28 February 1887, more than half of the territory of Nogent-sur-Marne was detached and became the commune of Le Perreux-sur-Marne.
In 1929, the commune of Nogent-sur-Marne lost a small part of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, the eastern fringe of which belonged to Nogent-sur-Marne.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
The commune also has agreements of friendship and co-operation with:
- Subway (RER):
- N35 (Night Bus) (Gare de Lyon (75) ↔ Nogent-le-Perreux RER).
- by boat, by Marne, from Paris.
The commune has the following public preschools and primary schools:
- Preschools: Fontenay, Gallieni, Val de Beauté, Paul Bert, and Guy Môquet
- Elementary schools: Paul Bert, Guy Môquet, Val de Beauté
- School groups (combined preschool and elementary school): Léonard de Vinci and Victor Hugo
The commune has two public junior high schools, Collège Watteau and Collège Branly. Collège Pierre Brossolette is in nearby Le Perreux. The commune has two public academic high schools/sixth-form colleges, Lycée Branly and Lycée Louis Armand, as well as two vocational high schools, La Source and Val de Beauté.
Bibliothèque Cavanna serves as the municipal library.
Famous people born in Nogent-sur-Marne
- Kareen Antonn, singer
- Emile Armet de Lisle, industrialist and chemist
- Jacques de Sieyes, WWI hero, activist
- Noura Ben Slama, handball player
- Mamadi Berthe, footballer
- Cindy Billaud, athlete
- François Cavanna, author and satirical newspaper editor
- Émilie Deleuze, film director
- Auguste Dussourd, squash player
- Coralie Demay, racing cyclist
- Thierry Escaich, organist and composer
- Stéphane Galifi, squash player
- Patrice Gerges, Paralympic athlete
- Jean Giraud, comics artist
- Mélissa Gomes, footballer
- Johanne Gomis, basketball player
- Magaye Gueye, footballer
- Jean-Jacques Guissart, rower
- Cloé Hache, swimmer
- Loic Korval, judoka
- Stephane Lambese, footballer
- Henri Lebègue, palaeographer
- Stéphane Lecat, long-distance swimmer
- Romain Le Gac, ice dancer
- Philippe Louviot, cyclist
- Louis Massignon, academic and scholar of Islamic studies
- Bertrand de Montaudoüin, athlete and soldier
- Maria Murano, opera singer
- Lilian Nalis, footballer
- Pierre Oster, poet
- Jeff Panacloc, ventriloquist
- Pierre Papadiamandis, pianist and songwriter
- Michel-Marie Poulain, painter
- Cécile Rigaux, beach volleyball player
- Jacques Sablon, actor
- Jean Sablon, singer and actor
- Baïssama Sankoh, footballer
- Franck Signorino, footballer
- Amadou Soukouna, footballer
- Félix Trombe, engineer and physicist
- Christian Vander, musician
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, chess grandmaster
- Marc Vignal, musicologist
- Nicolas Taravel, footballer
Lived in or associated with Nogent-sur-Marne
- André Bazin, film critic and theorist
- Jules Benoit-Lévy, painter and engraver
- Bérurier Noir, punk rock band
- Maurice Boitel, painter
- Mathieu Boogaerts, singer and songwriter
- Benjamin Castaldi, television host
- Arlette Chabot, journalist
- Zhang Chongren, sculptor and friend of Hergé
- Paul Colin, graphic artist and illustrator
- Ciryl Gane, mixed martial artist
- Marcel Gimond, sculptor
- Yvette Horner, accordionist and pianist
- Daniel du Janerand, painter
- Maxime Lalanne, painter
- Alexandre Langlois, indologist
- Clément Michu, actor
- Tony Muréna, accordionist and composer
- Pierre Pincemaille, organist
- Lazare Ponticelli, veteran of the First World War
- Jules Rossi, cyclist
- Michel Rousseau, swimmer
- Charles Trenet, singer and songwriter
- Jean-Baptiste Philibert Vaillant, military commander
- Laurent Voulzy, singer and songwriter
- Antoine Watteau, painter
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