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Coat of arms of Rueil-Malmaison
Rueil-Malmaison (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Rueil-Malmaison (main town)
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Paris Ouest La Défense
Coordinates 48 ° 53 '  N , 2 ° 11'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 53 '  N , 2 ° 11'  E
height 24-164 m
surface 14.70 km 2
Residents 78,152 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 5,316 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 92500
INSEE code

Édouard Manet: Country house in Rueil 1882

Rueil-Malmaison is a French city with 78,152 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) about 14 km west of the center of Paris . It belongs to the Hauts-de-Seine department in the Île-de-France region and is located on the Seine . It is the capital of the canton of Rueil-Malmaison , which consists only of this municipality; until 2015 part of the municipality belonged to the former canton of Garches . The inhabitants are called Rueillois .

City structure

The city consists of eight city quarters, which are called here "villages" :

  • Rueil sur Seine
  • Plaine Gare
  • Bords de Seine
  • Center-Ville
  • Mont-Valérien
  • Mazurières
  • Buzenval
  • Jonchère Malmaison - Saint-Cucufa


The city's name first appears in the 12th century as Roialum , which eventually becomes Rueil . Since 1928 the city has had its current double name to distinguish it from Rueil-la-Gadelière in the Eure-et-Loir department . Around 870, Charles the Bald donated this area to the Abbey of Saint-Denis . At the end of the 12th century, the monks built a chapel here. In 1635 they sold the site to Cardinal Richelieu , who had a castle built here. The court withdrew here during the Fronde .

In the 19th century, Impressionist painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir , Édouard Manet and Claude Monet came to Rueil-Malmaison to paint the Seine landscape there. In the Franco-Prussian War , Rueil was on the front line during the Battle of Buzenval on January 19, 1871. In 1958 the first supermarket in France was opened in Rueil .


See also: List of Monuments historiques in Rueil-Malmaison

Town twinning

Rueil-Malmaison lists 16 twin cities :

city country since
Ávila Coat of Arms of Ávila (Spain) .svg SpainSpain Castile and León, Spain
bad Soden Coat of arms Bad Soden am Taunus.svg GermanyGermany Hessen, Germany 1979
Buxoro UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan 2009
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik grb grada.svg CroatiaCroatia Croatia 2011
Elmbridge Elmbridge BC Crest of Arms.png United KingdomUnited Kingdom Surrey, UK 1974
Friborg City of Friborg-coat of arms.svg SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 1992
Elsinore Coat of arms of Elsinore.svg DenmarkDenmark Zealand, Denmark
Jelgava Escut Jelgava.png LatviaLatvia Zemgale, Latvia 2007
Kirjat Malʾachi Kiryat Malachi COA.png IsraelIsrael Israel 1985
Kitzbühel AUT Kitzbuehel COA.svg AustriaAustria Tyrol, Austria 1979
Le Bardo TunisiaTunisia Tunis, Tunisia 1991
Lynchburg Logo of Lynchburg, Virginia.svg United StatesUnited States Virginia, United States
Oaxaca de Juarez Donaji Shell Oax.JPG MexicoMexico Mexico
Sarajevo Coat of arms of Sarajevo.svg Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sergiev Posad Coat of Arms of Sergiev Posad (Moscow oblast) .png RussiaRussia Moscow, Russia 1989
Timișoara ROU TM Timisoara CoA1.png RomaniaRomania Banat, Romania 1993
Togane Flag of Togane, Chiba.svg JapanJapan Honshū, Japan 1990
Zouk Mikael LebanonLebanon Mount Lebanon, Lebanon 1971

The city is also a member of the Federation of European Napoleonic Cities .

Transport and economy

Rueil-Malmaison is on the RER A line of the Paris Transport Company . On His -Ufer is also a connection to the A 86 , the Périphérique de l'Ile-de-France , an outer ring road around Paris.

The city is home to major French companies such as the PSA automotive group, the Vinci construction group , the Schneider Electric electronics company and the engineering service provider Ingérop ; But the French main branches and / or production facilities of many international companies are also located here, for example companies in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the automotive and food industries.


Sons and daughters:

People related to the city:


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes des Hauts-de-Seine. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Charenton-le-Pont 1993, ISBN 2-908958-95-3 , pp. 324-347.

Web links

Commons : Rueil-Malmaison  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Website Rueil-Malmaison
  2. Villes jumelles ǀ Ville de Rueil-Malmaison. Retrieved November 10, 2019 .