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Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Noisy-le-Grand
Location (in red) within Paris inner suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner suburbs
Location of Noisy-le-Grand
Noisy-le-Grand is located in France
Noisy-le-Grand is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°50′52″N 2°33′10″E / 48.8478°N 2.5528°E / 48.8478; 2.5528Coordinates: 48°50′52″N 2°33′10″E / 48.8478°N 2.5528°E / 48.8478; 2.5528
ArrondissementLe Raincy
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Brigitte Marsigny[1]
12.95 km2 (5.00 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
 • Density5,200/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93051 /93160
Elevation36–113 m (118–371 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Noisy-le-Grand (French pronunciation: [nwazi lə ɡʁɑ̃] (listen)) is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 15.2 km (9.4 mi) from the centre of Paris. The commune of Noisy-le-Grand is part of the sector of Porte de Paris, one of the four sectors of the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée.

Some of the postmodern architecture in the commune has been used as a shooting location in movies including Brazil and The Hunger Games.[3]


The name Noisy comes from Medieval Latin nucetum, meaning "walnut grove", after the walnut trees (French: noyers) covering the territory of Noisy-le-Grand in ancient times.

The epithet "le-Grand" (Medieval Latin: Magnum), meaning "the Great", was added in the Middle Ages, probably to distinguish Noisy-le-Grand from the smaller settlement of Noisy-le-Sec, which was sometimes referred to as Nucenum Minus ("Noisy the Small").


The Arenes Picasso in the Noisy-Le-Grand.

Like a lot of other Seine-Saint-Denis cities, the commune is very cosmopolitan, home of many communities, with a lot of its locals coming from various continents and countries. It has a large African population, mostly from sub-Saharan countries (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and many others) and East Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam and Cambodia. The city also includes significant, but less numerous, communities from Portugal and North African countries like Morocco and Algeria. Recently, the department, and the Parisian suburbs in general, has seen a new wave of immigration coming from Eastern Europe. Noisy-le-Grand now has communities from former Eastern Bloc countries like Romania, Bulgaria and Russia.

As of 1998 there were 2,700 East Asians in Noisy le Grand, making up about 5-6% of the city; many of them lived in the same complexes occupied by Africans and other foreigners, and Asians were widely distributed around the commune.[4]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 986—    
1800 1,074+1.23%
1806 1,052−0.34%
1821 1,124+0.44%
1831 1,171+0.41%
1836 1,169−0.03%
1841 1,079−1.59%
1846 1,116+0.68%
1851 1,132+0.29%
1856 1,063−1.25%
1861 1,258+3.43%
1866 1,341+1.29%
1872 1,248−1.19%
1876 1,334+1.68%
1881 1,394+0.88%
1886 1,875+6.11%
1891 1,799−0.82%
1896 1,771−0.31%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 1,797+0.29%
1906 2,112+3.28%
1911 2,211+0.92%
1921 2,584+1.57%
1926 4,425+11.36%
1931 6,407+7.68%
1936 7,050+1.93%
1946 6,808−0.35%
1954 10,398+5.44%
1962 16,813+6.19%
1968 25,440+7.15%
1975 26,662+0.67%
1982 40,585+6.19%
1990 54,032+3.64%
1999 58,217+0.83%
2007 62,529+0.90%
2012 62,592+0.02%
2017 68,183+1.73%
Source: EHESS[5] and INSEE (1968-2017)[6]


The canton of Noisy-le-Grand comprises two communes: Noisy-le-Grand and Gournay-sur-Marne.


Previously Star Airlines (now XL Airways France) had its headquarters in the Immeuble Horizon building in the commune.[7] Cédric Pastrour, the founder of the airline, said that the company chose the Noisy site because the airline did not yet know which airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport, would serve as the airline's base, and that the Noisy site was equidistant to both airports. Pastour added that the Noisy site had access to the A4 and the A86 autoroutes and was close to the Francilienne, and that the costs in the Noisy area were lower than the costs in the airport area.[8]


The commune has municipal preschools and elementary schools.[9]

Junior high schools:[10]

  • Collège du Clos Saint-Vincent
  • Collège François-Mitterrand
  • Collège Françoise-Cabrini
  • Collège international
  • Collège Jacques-Prévert
  • Collège Saint-Exupéry
  • Collège Victor-Hugo

Senior high schools/sixth form colleges:[10]


Noisy-le-Grand is served by two stations on Paris RER line A: Noisy-le-Grand–Mont d'Est station and Noisy–Champs station.

Noisy-le-Grand is also served by Les Yvris–Noisy-le-Grand station on Paris RER line E.


arms of Noisy-le-Grand
arms of Noisy-le-Grand :
Azure, on a chevron Or an antique crown azure, between 3 nuts, and a base of waves argent.[11]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Disney has built a pseudo-Paris near Paris". The Economist. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  4. ^ Guillon, Michelle. "The Chinese and Chinese Districts in Paris" (Chapter 11). In: Sinn, Elizabeth (editor). The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas. Hong Kong University Press, 1 January 1998. ISBN 9622094465, 9789622094468. CITED: p. 198.
  5. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Noisy-le-Grand, EHESS. (in French)
  6. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  7. ^ "Contacts." Star Airlines. 11 February 2004. Retrieved on 18 June 2010. "STAR AIRLINES Immeuble Horizon 10 allée Bienvenue 93885 NOISY LE GRAND Cédex."
  8. ^ "Star Airlines : décollage réussi[permanent dead link]." Les Echos. 12 January 1998. #17561, Page 21. Retrieved on 18 June 2010. "ce transporteur aérien a choisi de s'installer à Noisy-le-Grand, l'un des pôles en développement de la Seine-Saint-Denis, dans le périmètre de la ville nouvelle de Marne-la-Vallée. « Nous nous sommes implantés là car nous ne savions pas encore de quel aéroport _ Orly ou Roissy _ décolleraient nos avions. Or Noisy-le-Grand est à égale distance des deux sites et bénéficie d'un noeud autoroutier : l'A4, l'A86, la Francilienne pas loin. Et le coût y est moindre que dans une zone aéroportuaire », confie Cédric Pastour, le PDG, ancien directeur général adjoint d'Air Liberté au côté de Lotfi Belhassine.
  9. ^ "Groupes scolaires." Noisy-le-Grand. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Enseignement secondaire et professionnel." Noisy-le-Grand. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ Banque du Blason Archived 2010-03-06 at the Wayback Machine

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