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Coat of arms of Charenton-le-Pont
Charenton-le-Pont (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Nogent-sur-Marne
Canton Charenton-le-Pont ( Chef-lieu )
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Paris Est Marne et Bois
Coordinates 48 ° 49 ′  N , 2 ° 25 ′  E Coordinates: 48 ° 49 ′  N , 2 ° 25 ′  E
height 28-57 m
surface 1.85 km 2
Residents 30,374 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 16,418 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 94220
INSEE code

Charenton-le-Pont is a French commune in the department of Val-de-Marne , in the region Ile-de-France . It is located southeast of Paris at the confluence of the Marne into the Seine and borders the metropolis. The inhabitants are called Charentonnais .

The municipality has 30,374 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) and an area of ​​1.85 km².


The Charenton-le-Pont town hall

Outside the city of Paris, in Charenton, the Huguenots built a Protestant temple with 4,000 seats according to plans by the architect Salomon de Brosse in 1624 . Because at that time they were forbidden to conduct Reformed services in the city of Paris. In 1685, the same year when the Edict of Fontainebleau forbade the exercise of the evangelical faith, this church was also destroyed.

When the Brothers of Mercy settled in Charenton-Saint-Maurice (May 10, 1645), they wanted to build a hospital to receive the sick poor, including the mentally ill . The hospice in Charenton (also Asile de Charenton ) was otherwise no different from other hospitals of the Charité (Mercy), as they had spread constantly in Europe since the foundation of the Order of the Brothers of Mercy in 1640.

In the 19th century the buildings were rebuilt in the neoclassical style. In 1973 the hospital was named after the psychiatrist Jean-Étienne Esquirol , who worked there in the 19th century. On January 1, 2011, the house merged with another clinic to form the Hôpitaux de Saint-Maurice ( Saint-Maurice hospitals). You are in the municipality of Saint-Maurice (Val-de-Marne) .


  • Charenton is connected to the Paris public transport network with the Liberté and Charenton - Écoles stations on Métrolinie 8 .
  • The A4 Autoroute (Autoroute de L'Est Paris - Strasbourg ) runs south of the municipality on the banks of the Seine and Marne. At junction 2 there is an exit option in the direction of Paris and an entrance and exit in the direction of Strasbourg.


The place is, among other things, the seat of one of the world's largest eyewear manufacturers EssilorLuxottica .


See also: List of Monuments historiques in Charenton-le-Pont

Château de Conflans

Portal of the Château de Conflans in the middle of new residential developments

One of the main structures within the city was the Château de Conflans , of which only the entrance gate remains today. It was in this castle that Joan II, Queen of Navarre and Philip of Évreux , married on October 9, 1329 ; Johanna died here on October 6, 1349.

Town twinning

Charenton's twin cities are



  • Le Patrimoine des Communes du Val-de-Marne . 2nd Edition. Flohic Editions, Charenton-le-Pont 1994, ISBN 2-908958-94-5 .

Web links

Commons : Charenton-le-Pont  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Eberhard Gresch: The Huguenots. History, Belief and Impact. 4th, revised edition. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-374-02260-1 , pp. 64 to 71
  2. Michel Foucault : Madness and Society (= Histoire de la folie. Paris, 1961) A history of madness in the age of reason. Suhrkamp, ​​stw 39, 1973, ISBN 978-3-518-27639-6 , p. 112.
  3. Charenton-le-Pont - La vie des jumelages ( French , PDF 532 kB), accessed on April 3, 2017.