The Pavillon Baltard
Paris and inner ring departments
|Intercommunality||Vallée de la Marne|
|• Mayor||Jacques JP Martin|
|Area1||2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||94052 / 94130|
|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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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 are 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.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Nogent-sur-Marne is twinned with:
- Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
- Siegburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- Val Nure, Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
- Castiglione dei Pepoli, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
- Nazaré, Centro, Portugal
- Subway (RER):
- N35 (Night Bus) (Gare de Lyon (75) ↔ Nogent-le-Perreux RER).
- N 34
- 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.
- Mamadi Berthe, footballer
- François Cavanna, author and satirical newspaper editor
- Jean Giraud, comics artist
- Johanne Gomis, basketball player
- Magaye Gueye, footballer
- Loic Korval, judoka
- Lilian Nalis, footballer
- Pierre Perrier, actor
- Jacques Sablon, actor
- Baissama Sankho, footballer
- Amadou Soukouna footballer
- Christian Vander, musician
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, chess Grandmaster
- Antoine Louis René Prosper Bauyn de Perreuse (1834–68)
- Émile Brisson (1907–19)
- Pierre Champion (1919–42)
- Roland Nungesser (1959–95)
- Estelle Debæker (1995–2001)
Painters of Nogent-sur-Marne
- Fernando Maza
- Louis Vuillermoz
- Paul Girol
- Maurice Boitel
- Jules Benoit-Lévy
- Daniel du Janerand
- Antoine Watteau
- "Association Suisse des Communes et Régions d'Europe". L'Association suisse pour le Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (ASCCRE) (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "L'école primaire." Nogent-sur-Marne. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
- "Établissements d'enseignement secondaire publics." Nogent-sur-Marne. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
- Home. Bibliothèque Cavanna. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nogent-sur-Marne.|
- (French) Nogent-sur-Marne official website
- (French) Nogent-sur-Marne local community website
- (French) Association du Coteau de Nogent sur Marne Nogent-sur-Marne's association for the protection of the environment