Vaucresson

Vaucresson (French pronunciation: [vokʁɛsɔ̃]) is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is in the Hauts-de-Seine department 13.9 kilometres (8.6 mi) from the center of Paris.

Vaucresson
Vaucresson Town Hall

Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Vaucresson
Vaucresson
Paris and inner ring départements
Vaucresson
Vaucresson (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°09′28″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonSaint-Cloud
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Virginie Michel-Paulsen
Area
1
3.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,954
  Density2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92076 /92420
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The people who live in the commune are called Vaucressonais. Vaucresson contains abundant parkland; 22 of its 308 hectares are classed as natural zones. Today Vaucresson is principally a wealthy residential community, and has the ninth-highest household income of any commune in France.[2]

Culture

Vaucresson has a movie theatre called "Cinema Normandie". There is also a cultural centre, "La Montgolfiere", which offers many activities and cultural exhibits. The name was given as a reminder of the first hot air balloon which set off from the Chateau de Versailles the 19 September 1783 and landed in Vaucresson, carrying a duck, a rooster and a lamb.

Transport

Vaucresson is served by Vaucresson station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Education

Public schools:

  • Two preschools: Ecole maternelle des Grandes-Fermes and Ecole maternelle des Peupliers[3]
  • Two elementary schools: Ecole élémentaire du Coteau and Ecole élémentaire des Peupliers[3]
  • Collège public Yves-du-Manoir[4]

Lycée Alexandre Dumas in nearby Saint-Cloud serves students from Vaucresson.[4]

Special schools:

  • Groupe Scolaire Toulouse-Lautrec (junior and senior high school)[4]

Private schools:

  • Cours Suger privé (junior and senior high school)[4]

Personalities

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Les villes les plus riches de France en 2012". linternaute.com (in French). CCM Benchmark. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. "Le Service des affaires scolaires." Vaucresson. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  4. "Etablissements secondaires et BTS." Vaucresson. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.


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