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Clichy Coat of Arms
Clichy (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Clichy (main town)
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Boucle Nord de Seine
Coordinates 48 ° 54 '  N , 2 ° 18'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 54 '  N , 2 ° 18'  E
height 23-35 m
surface 3.08 km 2
Residents 61,070 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 19,828 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 92110
INSEE code
Town hall around 1927

Clichy , also Clichy-la-Garenne called, is a French municipality with 61,070 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the Hauts-de-Seine in the region of Ile-de-France immediately north-west of Paris . It belongs to the Arrondissement of Nanterre and is the capital of the canton of Clichy . The inhabitants are called clichois .

The city should not be confused with the eastern Parisian suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois .


The suburb is bordered by Levallois-Perret in the southwest , Paris in the southeast, Saint-Ouen in the northeast and the Seine in the northwest . Clichy is connected to Asnières-sur-Seine via the Pont de Clichy .


Clichy was the residence of the Merovingians and an estate of the Frankish king Dagobert I , the Latin name was Clippiacum . The area around Clichy was used as a royal hunting ground. In the Middle Ages, the municipality of Clichy extended to the then city wall of Paris (at the Porte Saint-Honoré at the Louvre ) and included Monceau , Courcelles , Les Ternes , Levallois , Le Roule and Ville L'Evêque . In 1788 Clichy then lost by order of King Louis XVI. a third of his territory when he had a new outer ring constructed for Paris. Today's Place de Clichy was built on the new border with Clichy . After a crystal glass factory ( Cristallerie de Clichy ) had already set up in Clichy in 1846 , industrialization and urbanization of the municipality began around 1910 ; in the interwar period , a large Citroën car plant was built here , which has since closed.

Until the territorial reform of the greater Paris area in 1968, the city belonged to the Seine department .

Politically, since 1945, Clichy has been ruled mainly by mayors from the political left , until 1947 by Jean Mercier of the Parti communiste français , then until 2015 by representatives of the Parti socialiste . Rémi Muzeau has been the incumbent mayor of Les Républicains (formerly UMP) since June 2015 .

Architectural monuments

See: List of Monuments historiques in Clichy


The headquarters of the cosmetics group L'Oréal and the BIC Group are located in Clichy .


The writers Henry Miller and Alfred Perlès shared an apartment in Clichy from 1932 to 1934. Miller described this period in his 1940, partly autobiographical novel Stille Tage in Clichy .

Town twinning


Sons and daughters

Associated with Clichy


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes des Hauts-de-Seine. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Charenton-le-Pont 1993, ISBN 2-908958-95-3 , pp. 150-161.

Web links

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