Courbevoie-1 (main town)
Courbevoie-2 (main town)
Métropole du Grand Paris and
Paris Ouest La Défense
|Coordinates||48 ° 54 ' N , 2 ° 15' E|
|surface||4.17 km 2|
|Residents||81,719 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||19,597 inhabitants / km 2|
Courbevoie town hall
Courbevoie is a municipality with 81,719 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the French department of Hauts-de-Seine . It is located in the north-west of the Paris metropolitan area , around eight kilometers from the city center, on the left bank of the Seine . The community area is 417 ha . The inhabitants are Courbevoisiens called.
The La Défense business district, which is characterized by high-rise buildings, is located partly in the urban area of Courbevoie, and partly in the neighboring communities of Puteaux and Nanterre . The city is divided into the two cantons of Courbevoie-Nord and Courbevoie-Sud . Jacques Kossowski from the UMP has been Mayor of Courbevoie since 1995 .
While the population development declined in the 1960s, the number of inhabitants, which was 54,488 in 1975, has risen continuously since then.
The Musée Roybet Fould is located in the Parc de Bécon on the Seine . It mainly shows works of art from the second half of the 19th century. In addition, exhibits on regional history are on display. On the other side of the park is the Villa Pavillon des Indes , which serves as an apartment for art scholars. A small exhibition on the history of the building is open to the public on individual days of the year.
See: List of Monuments historiques in Courbevoie
Economy and Infrastructure
The headquarters of the global corporations Saint-Gobain (industrial group), Engie (energy supply company) and Total (mineral oil company) are located in Courbevoie. The logistics company GEFCO is also based here.
The body manufacturer Vanvooren was based in Courbevoie from 1910 to 1950, and in the 1930s it produced numerous bodies for chassis from Bugatti , Hispano-Suiza , Rolls-Royce and Bentley . The automobile manufacturers Alva , Bucciali and Delage also had their workshops here.
Sons and daughters of the church
- Henri Letocart (1866–1945), organist and composer
- Pierre de Lescure (1891–1963), writer, journalist and editor
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961), writer
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894–1986), photographer and painter
- Arletty (1898–1992), actress
- Lucien Choury (1898–1987), French track cyclist and Olympic champion
- Georges Limbour (1900-1970), writer
- André Glory (1906–1966), abbot and archaeologist
- Maurice Labro (1910-1987), director
- Louis de Funès (1914–1983), actor
- André Ruellan (1922–2016), author, screenwriter and doctor
- Michel Rocard (1930–2016), socialist politician and Prime Minister 1988–1993
- Pierre Lagaillarde (1931–2014), nationalist politician and co-founder of the OAS
- Bernard Consten (1932–2017), automobile racing driver and motorsport official
- Olivier de Berranger IdP (1938–2017), Bishop of Saint-Denis
- Marc Blondel (* 1938), trade unionist
- Michel Delpech (1946-2016), singer
- Michel Blanc (* 1952), actor and director
- Olivier Jardé (* 1953), politician ( UDF , Nouveau center )
- Patrick Pécherot (* 1953), journalist and crime writer
- Paul Giacobbi (* 1957), politician
- Julie Ferrier (born 1971), actress
- Philippe Candeloro (* 1972), figure skater
- Nicolas Lhernould (* 1975), Roman Catholic clergyman, Bishop of Constantine
- Stanick Jeannette (* 1977), figure skater
- Guillaume Lacour (* 1980), football player
- Abdourahmane Barry (* 2000), football player
Died in Courbevoie
- Jean-Nicolas Corvisart (1755–1821), Napoléon's personal physician
- Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827–1875), sculptor
- Adolphe Lalyre (1848–1933), painter
- Louis-Alexandre Mérante (1828–1887), dancer and choreographer
- Edmond Louis Romain Séchan (1919–2002), cameraman and director
Courbevoie has had a partnership with the Enfield district of London since 1994 and a partnership with the German city of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg since 1961 .
- Le Patrimoine des Communes des Hauts-de-Seine. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Charenton-le-Pont 1993, ISBN 2-908958-95-3 , pp. 176-187.
- Official website of the city (French)